What challenges won’t the Preferred Alternative solve?

The Preferred Alternative is the approved option; it is not a silver bullet.


  • Travel times for general-use vehicles will improve by a couple of minutes, but will not solve the traffic or congestion problems.

  • The Preferred Alternative will increase travel times from Cemetery Lane to the hospital, Aspen schools, and Aspen Highlands. 

  • The Preferred Alternative requires the existing Castle Creek Bridge to be repaired and eventually replaced to provide traffic access to Cemetery Lane and McLain Flats. It will also serve as a second exit from town. 

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1. Why was the Preferred Alternative chosen?
2. What challenges won’t the Preferred Alternative solve?
3. What elements of the Preferred Alternative have been implemented?