Letter: It’s time to get behind the Highway 9 project

It’s time to get behind the Highway 9 project

To the Editor,

I am writing this letter in support of the Project for a Safe Highway 9.

The obvious benefits of this project are safer roads for drivers, safe crossings for wildlife, a wide shoulder for cyclists and emergencies. These things alone make the project highly attractive. But, it is my opinion as a business owner and a resident of Kremmling that this project, upon completion, will have a substantial economic benefit for Kremmling and Grand County. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a new gateway into our town and re- brand our image. Recently we had professional consultants visit our town and suggest ways to improve economic conditions. A solution is right here in front of our face, now it’s up to us. How many times will our community get a $5 million contribution toward a $46 million project improving a road that we all know is dangerous? This stretch of highway is a vital link to Summit County and I-70 for commuters, businesses and tourists. Please take the time to check the website, www.grandfoundation.com and donate what you can to this very unique and worthy project.

Thank you,

Tim Menhennett

Kremmling


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