transportation

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Arranging for a regular shuttle from Rico to Telluride may be more complex than originally thought, but officials are still optimistic.

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Commuting north of Rico may become easier in the future, as a San Miguel County-based entity considers suggestions for public transportation to and from the town.

Colorado Department of Transportation

Crews are putting the final touches on a new road surface for Highway 491 north of Cortez this week.

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Floods from summer monsoons have closed several backcountry roads and campgrounds on Bureau Land Management land around Canyonlands National Park. Kings Bottom and Williams Bottom campgrounds are temporarily closed, and the Long Canyon Road inaccessible as well. The BLM recommends high-clearance vehicles to access Canyonlands National Park via the Mineral Bottom Road, and also to access the Bartlett and Poison Spider trailheads. The agency says it is working with its partners to repair the damage as soon as possible.

 

Austin Cope / Cortez

Recent meetings with downtown Cortez business owners have helped to clear up some misconceptions about the installation of medians along several blocks of Main Street. The medians are intended to slow traffic and improve pedestrian safety. Officials say they will not reduce parking nor the number of traffic lanes, and will actually create a larger buffer zone for parallel parking. City Manager Shane Hale told the city council Tuesday the meetings allayed some concerns and the city is “getting a lot better buy-in” from people initially opposed to the plan.

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