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An Annoying Detour


Applaud the town of Erie for completing the road project that has Briggs Street now connecting all the way to Leon A. Whurl Parkway. It’ll make business in Old Town boom. But don’t get down on the town for closing off the Perry Street connection from County Road 8 to Briggs that forces those heading from I-25 into Old Town into a permanent, annoying two-minute detour. Officials admit it’s not the ideal situation, but the railroad company won’t allow another crossing over its dormant tracks, just in case the tracks go live, say for a commuter train to Boulder.

What’s Next: We’re happy to hear a commuter line is possible—even if it’s decades off—and the town will tear up the closed off section and replace it with something green by spring.

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