Last updated 11:19PM ET
December 14, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Durango Sidewalk Plan Scaled Back, Considerably
(2008-03-12)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: It appears much talked about and debated plans for reworking downtown Durango sidewalks and pedestrian patterns are going being scaled back.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: Proposals to spend 4 million dollars widening and rebuilding downtown sidewalks and reduce Main Avenue to 3 lanes appear dead.
Addressing a Chamber of Commerce gathering Wednesday, city manager Ron LeBlanc described five scaled back steps he says are now being considered.
LEBLANC: WE'RE GONNA REMAIN WITH THE FOUR LANE CONFIGURATION, TWO LANES IN EACH DIRECTION. WE'LL PROBABLY LEAVE THE SIDEWALKS AS THE SAME WIDTH AS THEY ARE NOW BUT WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE TO RESURFACE THEM. I THINK THERE ARE 96 TREES IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, ONLY FOUR NEED TO BE REMOVED BECAUSE OF HEALTH REASONS. BULBOUTS MAYBE ON TWO INTERSECTIONS AND WE WOULD USE THOSE SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS AND HAVE WHAT WE CALL A BARN DANCE, SO YOU ADD A FOUR WAY STOP THAT WOULD TURN RED IN ALL FOUR DIRECTIONS AND PEDESTRIANS WOULD GO ACROSS IN ANY DIRECTION THEY WANT.
LeBlanc says the five schemes will be presented at one more, yet to be scheduled public meeting, before being sent to city council.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.
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