Eagle raises some speed limits
EAGLE, Colorado Maybe the average motorist will notice and maybe he or she won’t, but it will soon be legal to drive a bit faster on a couple of stretches of road in Eagle.
The Eagle Town Board has approved a plan to increase the speed limit on Eagle Ranch Road from Horton Street to 4th of July Road from 25 mph to 30 mph. The board also approved a speed increase from 25 mph to 30 mph on Brush Creek Road from The Terrace first entrance to the parking area at Brush Creek Village.
The board also discussed commissioning a new town survey. The town had originally planned to conduct a community survey this year at an estimated cost of $15,000 but the project was axed during budget cuts.
The board also decided to host a public input session regarding traffic alternatives for Broadway. Some residents have suggested eliminating left hand turns from U.S. Highway 6 onto Capitol Street and changing traffic signs around town to direct tourists headed to Sylvan Lake State Park down Broadway. In past studies, the town concluded that Broadway’s diagonal parking was not compatible with high volume traffic.