Eagle Ranch residents get new route | VailDaily.com

Eagle Ranch residents get new route

Special to the DailySylvan Lake Road now has a new connection to Brush Creek Road.

EAGLE ” The town of Eagle’s much anticipated Sylvan Lake Road connection to Brush Creek Road opened last week.

The new connection provides Eagle Ranch dwellers a more direct route to the pool and ice rink facility, and establishes Sylvan Lake Road as the more convenient route from U.S. Highway 6 to Sylvan Lake State Park and Yeoman Park.

While the Brush Creek Road has historically followed a fairly direct route to town, the new connection includes a stop sign at a T-intersection with Sylvan Lake Road. The road then loops up toward the pool and ice rink, before bearing left and heading back toward town.

The new connection also should accommodate residents of Brush Creek Meadow, which is under construction, Powell said.

“The whole purpose of the alignment is to get people off Capitol,” said Kevin Sharkey, assistant town engineer. Travelers to Sylvan Lake State Park will be directed to Sylvan Lake Road by road signs; rather than taking Capitol Street.

Sharkey said the new Sylvan Lake Road is designed to handle a higher volume of traffic than Capitol Street.

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