Edwards Station to renovate car wash
EDWARDS — Edwards Station has launched a major renovation of its automatic car wash, with a new high-tech, attended tunnel-style car wash set to open in December.
The nearly $2 million project was designed to meet the increased service demands at Edwards Station, which originally opened in 1999, with the new car wash using the latest technology to clean up to 50 cars per hour, up from eight cars per hour. The quality of each wash will also be elevated, with a focus on removing magnesium chloride in the winter and insects in the summer. The new wash will offer a superior clean with the use of soft foam brushes and rollers, reformulated, green soaps and computer aided controls.
To help lessen congestion issues, Edwards Station is also expanding access on the sides of the car wash, increasing vacuum areas and adding 15 new custom parking spaces adjacent to the Wendy’s and the Shell gas station. They are also installing four electric car charging stations.
“It’s going to be a much faster, superior quality car wash,” said Chris Dudar, operations manager for Edwards Station, which is located just off of Interstate 70. “We are also very focused on dramatically lessening the car wash wait times for Vail Valley drivers.”
To help better the operation and flow surrounding Edwards Station, owner East West Resorts purchased an unused parcel of adjacent land from the Eagle County School District, which generated $255,000 for the district.
The Edwards Station three-bay self-service car wash remains open this fall. The complex’s Shell gas station, convenience store, Wendy’s and Edwards Express Lube, which offers full-service auto care, are not impacted by the car wash construction.
For more information on Edwards Station, visit http://edwardsstation.com or call 970-926-5380.