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Bigelow Gulch foes numerous

In response to the article by John Craig (Jan. 23) about the errors in the Bigelow Gulch Road project, we would like to make some comments.

It is interesting to see that the state Department of Transportation says that the county so badly botched two phases of the project that they aren’t eligible for federal reimbursement. Those of us opposing the project have been pointing out the county’s many failings all along.

County Commissioner Mark Richard’s comment that there are only two or three families in opposition is totally incorrect. Does he not remember the crowds of people in opposition at several public meetings, with only two or three people speaking in favor of the plans? Most of the local residents still prefer to have a two-lane road with wider shoulders and turn lanes than a five-lane “freeway.”

Gene and Jane Lorenson

Spokane



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