In the mid-nineties, hundreds of community members worked tirelessly to address traffic congestion and improve air quality through plans for a different Entrance to Aspen. This work was used by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) as the foundation to create 10 project objectives. These objectives are still being used today to make decisions about the Entrance to Aspen. To meet these objectives, CDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) evaluated 43 different alignments and lane configurations, solicited public comment, held an official public hearing open house, and considered comments from 951 letters about what the future of the Entrance to Aspen could be.
Image provided by the Aspen Historical Society.