Answerland: What’s that construction job in Avon?
Q: What is all the construction at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 6 and Avon Road, as well as on the other side of the river at Hurd Lane and Avon Road?
A: Matt Pielsticker, the town of Avon’s planning manager, replies: “The construction along Avon Road and U.S. Highway 6 is the next phase of the Eagle Valley Trail. The project is partially funded with a $497,000 Great Outdoors Colorado grant and the remaining from town of Avon funds. This phase consists of widening the switchbacks near Hurd Lane, installing a bridge over the Eagle River that will also provide spectator viewing of the whitewater park, and then lead to Highway 6. Next, we will build a bridge over Beaver Creek this fall which will be funded by Eagle County. Next year, we will extend it to the Eaglebend apartments driveway on Highway 6 and eventually connect it at Stonebridge Drive to the section Eagle County completed this spring.”
—Scott N. Miller
While it will be postmaster Elizabeth Turner’s first busy season in Avon, it’s far from her first holiday-shipping crunch.