Eagle, Gypsum: One lane of highway to close | VailDaily.com

Eagle, Gypsum: One lane of highway to close

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado” Road work will take place on U.S. Highway 6 between west Eagle and Cooley Mesa Road in Gypsum for the next month, officials said.

One lane may be closed between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at times during the next “couple weeks” when the road is paved, which started Tuesday, said Peter Kozinski of the Colorado Department of Transportation. Both lanes will be open otherwise, Kozinski said.

The speed limit will decrease on the roughly 2-mile stretch of highway from 55 miles per hour to 40 when work is being done from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.

“Hopefully it should have minimal impact to people,” Kozinski said.

The construction is expected to last about a month, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The speed limit on a stretch of Cooley Mesa Road also under construction this summer will be strictly enforced, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.

If caught speeding, drivers face between $126 and $250 in fines.

The construction zone stretches from Spring Creek Road to Navajo Road, in front of the Eagle County Airport, and is expected to last through August, the Sheriff’s Office said. The speed there has been decreased from 45 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour.

Drivers can avoid the majority of the construction zone by exiting the interstate at Gypsum, going east on U.S. Highway 6, south on Valley Road and east on Cooley Mesa Road.

Drivers should take alternate routes to avoid both construction zones, especially before and after the work day, the Sheriff’s Office said. Those who must drive through the construction zones should expect delays, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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