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May 25, 2014
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Construction to begin Tuesday on Highway 6 project

EAGLE COUNTY — On Tuesday, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a highway improvement project on U.S. Highway 6 that begins at the Avon roundabouts and continues approximately 8.5 miles to the west. The project includes the widening of Highway 6, bus stop improvements and a variety of safety and storm water drainage improvements.

United Companies and CDOT will host a public open house to coincide with the start of the project. The open house will take place Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Singletree Community Center, 1010 Berry Creek Road in Edwards. Team members will provide more information about the highway resurfacing project that is starting this month on Highway 6.

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Attendees of the open house will learn about the construction schedule and proposed work, including highway widening, public bus stop, safety improvements, traffic impacts and delays.

The project will help minimize delays along Highway 6 and will feature road resurfacing, shoulder treatment, drainage improvements, safety improvements, signage and striping.

United Companies was awarded this $3.6 million project, which is expected to be completed by late September. Normal daytime hours will be Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 6 a.m. to noon. Delays and single lane closures are expected, and speed limits will be reduced throughout the project. A minimum of one lane will remain open for alternating traffic. Some night work should be expected.

For additional questions or comments about the Highway 6 project, email us6edwards@PublicInfoTeam.com or call the project hotline at 970-688-4840.


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