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Putting Highway 9 construction work in a historical perspective: two years for six miles?

To put the Colorado Highway 9 project in better perspective, note that the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek to Fairbanks, a distance of 1,500 miles, was bulldozed in eight months and open to military vehicles in another three months.

The transcontinental railroad, from Omaha, Neb., to Sacramento, Calif., a distance of 2,000 miles, was built in six years, using only animal and people power.

Now we are told it will take six years to rebuild six miles of Highway 9.


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