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Letter: What’s the real purpose for building the north section of the Fraser Valley Parkway?

Letter to the editor
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After listening to the audio from the July 13 Grand County Board of Commissioners meeting, I am concerned the BOCC is using conflicting arguments to justify the proposed north section of the Fraser Valley Parkway.

The parkway has long been touted as an alternative to US Highway 40 to avoid traffic issues that occur a few weekends of every year and mostly result from traffic issues in the town of Fraser. At this recent meeting, comissioners stated that the proposed north section of the parkway is only meant to be a two-lane gravel road that will allow Tabernash residents an alternative route to avoid congestion issues.

I believe that this is a misleading characterization and is meant to divert the large amount of negative reaction from county residents regarding the proposed construction. Once the road is built, it will become a major traffic corridor and will disrupt neighborhoods and communities along its proposed path.



We need to continue to urge comissioners to listen to their constituents and update their research from their 1998 study to examine the usage, growth and traffic implications along the proposed north section of the Fraser Valley Parkway.

If construction of the north section of the parkway does not solve the traffic issues in question, why would the county spend any taxpayer money to provide Tabernash residents an alternative road to get around Highway 40 traffic when we can already go to County Road 5?



— Diana Peters, Tabernash


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