KMOHR Email Blasts Cottonwood Pass

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CDOT Feasibility Study for Improving Cottonwood Pass Underway

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Thursday, May 5

Dear KMOHR Supporters:

On Tuesday, May 3, KMOHR attended the CDOT presentation to Garfield County BOCC to discuss possible improvements to Cottonwood Pass.

The main takeaways were:

1. We specifically asked and were assured that the public will be involved in the process early on.

2. The goal of the CDOT partnership with Eagle and Garfield Counties was intended to make Cottonwood Pass more passable and safer for current usage. NOT to create an alternate route for I-70 with heavy commercial vehicles when the Canyon is shut down.

3. The County would remain in control of the road, determining restrictions and usage.

4. Members of the public, including KMOHR, voiced a concern about the fact that when the Canyon is shut, Cottonwood Pass DOES become an alternate route for I-70 despite other intentions (as per #2. above).

5. CDOT’s process will include studying the various areas that need improvement and what it would take to make those happen from a feasibility, financial and property ownership perspective and it will take time, not expected to be completed until end of year 2022 or shortly thereafter.

KMOHR got involved immediately by attending this first County meeting as reported by the Aspen Times and Post Independent. We are advocating to ensure that constituent voices are heard.

This email provides links to help you stay current, and to support your involvement in important Cottonwood Pass decisions.

Visit our website to see the plans for this study and much more. While there, please make a donation to support these and other crucial efforts that meet our mission and can affect us all. We have bills outstanding. No donation is too small.

We will keep you informed. We need volunteers to help out. Please let us know if you have interest in this matter by replying to this email.


Keep MO Heights Rural

A 501c3 organization

PO Box 1381

Carbondale, CO 81623


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Mon, May 2,

Cottonwood Pass update: GARCO BOCC meeting is TUESDAY!!

The Garfield County Commissioners are hosting a work session about the Cottonwood Pass detour improvement project Tuesday morning, May 3rdTOMORROW!

We are just getting up to speed on this, but it seems from the presentation planned for the meeting (posted at our website) that they may be further into planning this than expected and so far the public does not seem to have been involved.

If you are interested and concerned you may want to come to the meeting or email us about your interest or concern. We will report back after the meeting with more information.

This meeting will be available VIA ZOOM and link should be available here later today, or tomorrow morning:

Thank you everyone,

The KMOHR Team

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