The Town of Winter Park Council stops the new Town of Fraser underpass project dead in its tracks.
Winter Park claims irreparable road damage and receives a temporary restraining order from a stand in for the Grand County district court judge without hearing any response to the claims. Despite a haul road agreement and a contract to participate in the construction of the underpass project; the Winter Park Town Board has chosen to oppose and delay the underpass adding substantial costs to the projected $10 million project. A project many believe is the single largest safety improvement that could be made for the Town of Winter Park and its guests and residents.
Why is the Town of Winter Park so against a project that benefits its citizens at a fraction of the cost of the overall project? That is the question everyone is asking. The underpass project was approved by the Colorado Public Utility Commission in 2015 for construction. Hearings the Town of Winter Park refused to participate in, but recently petitioned the public utility commission to reopen the case, only to be denied on July 27th by the public utility commission.
Winter Park Council’s newest effort: file lawsuits and spend more Winter Park taxpayer money opposing this desperately needed safety improvement for the community, delaying its completion, and adding substantial costs unnecessarily to the project.