Vail: Interchange voted down |

Vail: Interchange voted down

Lauren Glendenning
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL – For $65 million, some Vail council members want to see something more useful than an airport interchange on Interstate 70.

County Commissioner Peter Runyon asked Vail council members Tuesday to reconsider their previous decision to oppose an endorsement for the project. He pointed out that Gov. Bill Ritter, Rep. Jared Polis, both of Colorado’s U. S. sena-tors and the towns of Gypsum and Avon have all given support.

“I was surprised when you chose not to endorse this application,” Runyon said, referring to a grant that could provide much of the funding for the project. “One of the prime things the committee who chooses this funding (looks at) is broad–based community support.”

The town voted not to support the proj-ect again. Members said it was too much money for an interchange that might shave a few minutes off travel times when other transportation needs seem to be higher priorities.

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