Eagle Ranch Road speeds could go up | VailDaily.com

Eagle Ranch Road speeds could go up

EAGLE, Colorado –Turns out 85 percent of the drivers along Eagle Ranch Road aren’t following the 25 mph speed limit.

In the case of Brush Creek Road, a town study included the area east of the three-way stop at the entrance to Eagle Ranch out toward the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. The Eagle Ranch Road study extended from Brush Creek Elementary School to Fourth of July Road.

In the case of Brush Creek Road, town engineer Tom Gosiorowski said there is only a short stretch – from The Terrace entrance to the corner prior to the point where the road has been realigned – that could handle speeds of up to 35 mph.

“The majority of that road really needs to stay at 25 mph,” said Gosiorowski.

At Eagle Ranch Road, however, the speed could be increased after the Brush Creek Elementary School zone. The speed limit is 25 mph, but the predominant speed along the roadway is 35 mph.

“People, in general, weren’t driving excessively fast,” said Gosiorowski. “Most of the populace just feels its prudent to drive 35 mph along there.”

Town board members who heard the report said it’s time to talk with residents about the speed limits before making any changes.

Eagle also has begun work with Union Pacific to lease property located north of U.S. Highway 6/Grand Avenue in town.

Town Manager Willy Powell says Eagle wants to landscape and clean up the stretch.

“At the very least, if we have a lease and even if they don’t go along with us beautifying it, we can keep stuff out of there,” said Trustee Scott Turnipseed.

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