Lueck: Defending resurfacing project on Dillon Dam Road |

Lueck: Defending resurfacing project on Dillon Dam Road

Andy Lueck, Silverthorne

Having put up with a few days worth of letters concerning the closing of the Dam Road, I thought someone needed to defend the decision on the resurfacing project. August is a busy month, but not as busy as July. Any other month is more likely to see freezing temperatures at night, thus not letting the asphalt set correctly.

Yes it is unfortunate that all road projects must be condensed into a ten-week stretch of summer but that is something we must all deal with in living up here. If the only “traffic jams” we must endure are those created when we have road closures and extra traffic in town we should count ourselves lucky compared to other cities.

The bike path closure is news to me since the previous press releases stated that the path will remain open with some slight detours around work areas and all camping areas will remain open and accessable from Frisco. I commute half the week by bike from SIlverthorne to Breckenridge and at all hours of the day, and not once have I encountered a closure. Though I have encountered polite construction workers ushering me on my way.

What everyone needs to consider is that our situation is special in Summit County, we don’t have infinite routes around the county, and our summers our quite short making road construction season equally as short. It should be taken for granted the decisions concerning our infrastructure are not made maliciously and there are many factors taken into consideration when decisions are made.

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