Edwards Spur Road will see overnight closures next week to aid bridge work
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The man killed in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon Friday evening has been identified as Daniel Schaub, 61, of Avon, according to the Garfield County Coroner’s Office.
The wreck happened a little after 5 p.m. Friday in the westbound lanes at mile marker 122 near the Hanging Lake Tunnels, about 8 miles east of Glenwood Springs.
The wreck did not involve any other vehicles, but the westbound lanes were closed for more than two hours while the crash was being investigated.
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said Schaub was ejected from his bike into the median. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to the coroner’s release. An autopsy is scheduled for early next week.
Eastbound I-70 was closed for a short time immediately after the crash. Westbound I-70 was closed from about 5:30 until 7:45 p.m. when traffic backed up for several miles east of the tunnel was allowed to proceed. Traffic was also being diverted off I-70 at Dotsero.
— John Stroud, Post Independent
County offers homebuyer classes
The Valley Home Store is offering free homebuyer classes throughout the county over the next six months.
Topics include the pros and cons of homeownership, basics in preparing a budget, the financing process, and the home purchase process. Presenters will also provide information on owning property within a homeowners association, preventive maintenance and post-purchase budgeting.
Classes are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, May 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Town of Eagle Council Chambers, 200 Broadway, Eagle
Wednesday, May 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Town of Avon Council Chambers, 100 Mikaela Way, Avon
Tuesday, June 11, from noon-2 p.m.: Town of Vail Public Library, 292 West Meadow Drive, Vail
Thursday, Sept.19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Town of Avon Council Chambers, 100 Mikaela Way, Avon
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of lenders and learn about financing options available for both open market and deed-restricted properties.
These classes meet the prerequisites for all deed-restricted housing programs and down payment assistance programs offered within Eagle County. For more information, contact The Valley Home Store at 970-328-8778.
Night closures on Edwards Spur Road to go through Wednesday
Today through Wednesday, the Edwards Access Road will be closed north of the Eagle River bridge overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while a water main is installed across the roadway as part of the Edwards Spur Road project.
Then, on Thursday, Edwards Access Road will again be closed overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while girders are set in place for the new Eagle River bridge. During these closures, businesses and residences will remain accessible, but motorists may need to use the detour route to reach their destinations.
North- and southbound through traffic on Edwards Access Road will use Miller Ranch Road and U.S. Highway 6 as the detour. Motorists should expect delays through the project area during this time.
The bridge girders will be delivered to the Eagle River bridge site around 4 a.m. on Thursday. Due to the length of the girders, transport trucks will need to exit Interstate 70 at the Wolcott interchange and travel eastbound on Highway 6. People traveling through this area at this time should plan for 15-minute delays.
This operation is a major step in the construction of the new, widened bridge over the Eagle River which aims to improve safety along the busy road.
For more information about this project, call the project information line at 970-446-1001, email the team at email@example.com, or visit the project website and sign up for updates at codot.gov/projects/edwards-spur-road.
Free parking starts Monday
Free public parking returns to the Vail Village and Lionshead Village parking structures beginning at 6 a.m. Monday. This includes free overnight parking until May 24 when a $25 fee will be implemented for the to discourage vehicle storage.
The summer parking program will extend to Oct. 7 and will include free daytime access to the structures for all users as well free public access to the new Red Sandstone parking garage on the North Frontage Road. As an additional option, overnight parking in the Red Sandstone garage will be available at no charge for up to 72 hours throughout the summer.
Parking passes issued for the 2018-2019 season, with the exception of Pink passes, will be exempt from the overnight fees. Other exemptions include employees who work overnight shifts in Vail Village or Lionshead, as well as guests of lodges with limited on-site parking. Current Pink pass holders who will be working overnight shifts during the summer are asked to contact their employer to make arrangements with the town’s Parking Pass Office to obtain a parking pass for the summer at no charge.
Value card holders will be able to use their passes for free daytime access to the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures this summer. If the vehicle is parked in either structure between the hours of 4 a.m. and 5 a.m., a $25 fee will be assessed on the card. As in previous years, Value card holders will need to bring proof of eligibility to the town’s parking offices in November for recertification.
For more information, call 970-479-2104 before April 19 or go to http://www.vailgov.com/parking.
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