What are the past key dates for the Entrance to Aspen?

1961 - The current Castle Creek Bridge was built with a maximum lifespan of 75 years (2036).

1995 - The community, Aspen City Council, Pitkin County Commissioners, Town of Snowmass Village Council, CDOT, and FHWA developed the project need, intent, and 10 project objectives. 

1996 - 59% of Aspen voters said, “yes” (41% “no”), to authorize a right-of-way over Marolt and Thomas properties for a two-lane parkway and corridor for light rail with a number of stipulations. 

1997 - Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was completed. 

1998 - Record of Decision (ROD) was finalized. 

2000 - Roundabout construction was completed.

2001 - 54% of Aspen voters said, “no” (46% voted, “yes”), to change the right-of-way over Marolt and Thomas properties for a two-lane parkway and exclusive bus lanes until the community supported light rail funding.

2007 - The reevaluation of the ROD proved the document and plan were still valid. 

2007 - Comprehensive community outreach was completed with no clear political consensus on a path forward. 

2009 - BRT lanes were implemented from the airport to the roundabout. 

2015 - Rubey Park Transit Center was completed. 

2018 - 8th Street bus stop improvements and pedestrian safety improvements were completed. 

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1. What are the past key dates for the Entrance to Aspen?
2. What are the 10 project objectives?
3. Who were the project planning partners?
4. What was the expected useful life of the Castle Creek Bridge when it was built?