Highway 6 to fully reopen in Vail Valley Friday
Vail Valley, CO Colorado
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado ” Highway 6 through Dowd Junction in Colorado’s Vail Valley will reopen Friday evening after seven months of construction to fix a landslide.
The highway has been closed intermittently since April, when a landslide gave way, covering Highway 6 between Dowd Junction and the River Run Apartments.
The repairs cost $4.4 million. The Colorado Department of Transportation and a contractor, Hayward Baker Geotechnical Construction, completed the work this week.
The landslide jeopardized the structural integrity of Interstate 70, which is above the site of the landslide, according to a press release.
Over 11 weeks, workers drilled anchors ranging in size from 45 feet to 125 feet into the hillside. In addition, workers installed retaining walls, additional steel soil anchors and drains.
The highway is expected to reopen at the end of business hours Friday.
Over the past few months, the highway has been closed during the day on weekdays.