Letter to the editor: CDOT takes a toll

Posted 5/22/18

CDOT takes a toll We should take a peak at the leaders of CDOT, who get paid to construct and maintain our state roadways. Why did we construct a new exit and exchange at the north end of Castle Rock …

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Letter to the editor: CDOT takes a toll

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CDOT takes a toll

We should take a peak at the leaders of CDOT, who get paid to construct and maintain our state roadways. Why did we construct a new exit and exchange at the north end of Castle Rock for the outlet malls, when the Gap needed attention (widened) and should have had priority. Lack of planning by CDO is not our fault.

Why not excuse the leadership at CDOT? They don’t seem to listen to the people they work for. Note users of the Gap have let CDOT know they do not want a toll road. Trip reliability is the reason given for tolls — the reliability is no greater when charging a toll and CDOT has no history or proof that it is better. Also noted is a policy directive by CDOT, so excuse the directors and do the Gap minus tolls.
Tolls only cater to those who can afford to pay them (wealthy), while all the other road users suffer.

Why not excuse the executive director of transportation and the rest who fail to listen?

Then again we would have to excuse our governor as he and staff don’t listen any better.

Cater to those with wealth and let the rest suffer. Maybe no one will notice!

Ed Blanchard
Larkspur

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