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Granby railroad area to be cleaned up in joint effort

Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News

TONYA BINA/SKY-HI DAILY NEWS

The town of Granby is entering into a partnership with Union Pacific Railroad and Grand County to clean up a concrete and asphalt mess leftover from bygone bridge construction.

At Granby’s town board meeting Tuesday, the town of Granby agreed to commit $9,000 to the project.

Union Pacific, which this summer has been devoted to cleaning up properties along its railway, requested Granby’s help for the clean-up project estimated to cost around $35,000 to $40,000.

Union Pacific is contributing $22,000, and Grand County has contributed crews and trucks. The county plans to break down the large concrete pieces with a crusher on-site, then transport the material to the landfill.

Although Granby board members contemplated recycling the asphalt, it has been determined the material is too mixed in with dirt to be reused on town streets or bike paths.

Granby officials expressed they were grateful to take part in an effort that makes the Kaibab Park area more visually appealing.

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