Intercept lot

Riders board a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus at the Brush Creek Road/Highway 82 intercept lot in this Aspen Daily News file photo. A federal grant has been awarded to fund improvements, including more paved parking spaces and real bathrooms, at the park and ride. An open house to deliver info and solicit feedback on the project is planned for April 10.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), in cooperation with Pitkin County, is performing environmental and engineering studies for parking improvements at the Brush Creek Park-and-Ride, located at the intersection of Brush Creek Road and Highway 82, approximately 7 miles north of Aspen.

Improvement plans include paving and striping the existing unstriped recycled asphalt spaces behind the existing paved parking, security lighting, permanent bathroom facilities with flush toilets to replace porta-potties, and additional landscaping. In addition to the aforementioned improvements, the city of Aspen is expected to move forward with plans to move the carpool kiosk from Aspen-Pitkin County Airport property to the Brush Creek lot.

A public meeting about the project will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the art gallery at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen, 0255 Sage Way, near the Aspen Business Center. The meeting will have an open-house format, so you may arrive at any time to review project information displays and converse one-on-one with project staff.

Representatives from FHWA-CFLHD, Pitkin County, and the city of Aspen will be present to provide information and answer questions about the proposed project. Project staff would like to hear the public’s perspective on the concept presented as well as concerns or questions about the project.

To request reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities or limited english proficiency, email your request to becky.rude@jacobs.com at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Copies of documents are available in accessible formats upon request.

Written comments or questions should be submitted to the FHWA Central Federal Lands Highway Division, Attention: John Knowles, 12300 W. Dakota Ave., Suite 380, Lakewood, CO 80228; or sent via email to John.Knowles@dot.gov.