Eagle-Vail gets new entry signs on U.S. 6
EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado – Somewhat lost in the jumble of pipeline work along U.S. Highway 6 & 24 through Eagle-Vail is some beautification work in the neighborhood.Using money from a 2009 bond issue, the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District is putting new entry monuments at the intersection of Eagle Road and the highway. Those new monuments should be done by the end of November or so. The work is part of a communitywide effort to update the appearance of the neighborhood. The old monuments have stood for more than 20 years and were dated and showing some wear. The contract for the new monuments is about $90,000 and was financed with proceeds from the 5A bond issue passed in 2009. HCI, an Eagle-Vail company, was selected to build the signs, with the help of Sign Design and Graphics, another Eagle-Vail company. Design Workshop provided design services. Design work also has begun on smaller monuments at other entries into the neighborhood. Construction on those signs should begin in the spring.Other improvements include “wayfinding” signs – which point to the golf course, pool and other attractions. Prototypes of the signs can be seen on Eagle Road near Eagle Drive and on Eagle Drive near the golf practice facility. Plans are in the works to expand that project to U.S. Highway 6, the business district and other places in the neighborhood. Eagle-Vail Community Manager Jeff Layman is especially eager to get the signs up at the base of the Interstate 70 off-ramp, particularly for the business district in the wake of all the construction along Highway 6.”Any time you squeeze a road to just one lane on both sides of a business district, business is going to suffer,” Layman said. “They deserve all the help we can give them.”Layman said Eagle-Vail officials are working on a Dec. 7 event to help the business district. While details are still being hammered out, he said there should be specials and prizes to be had.And while the current volunteer committee in charge of designing signs and enhancing the neighborhood is made up of residents, Layman said business owners are welcome, too.”We really want to tie those areas together,” he said.