Highway 6 widening completed between Eagle, Wolcott | VailDaily.com

Highway 6 widening completed between Eagle, Wolcott

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Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s resurfacing and widening project on U.S. 6 between Eagle and Wolcott, a partnership with Eagle County, has finished on time and on budget.

For the project, crews widened U.S. 6 between Wolcott and Eagle for a five-mile stretch from mile marker 153 to 158, about six miles east of Eagle to a mile west of Wolcott, which is at mile marker 159. Shoulder size increased from non-existent shoulders to 2-foot shoulders and asphalt was overlaid on U.S. 6 for the length of the project. The resurfacing smoothed out potholes, chips and cracks in the roadway and will increase the life of the highway. Crews also made grading, drainage, and resurfacing improvements at the parking lot located south of I-70 at the Wolcott interchange.

The project is the third phase of a partnership between CDOT and Eagle County to add shoulders to U.S. 6 between Wolcott and Eagle. Elam Construction, based in Grand Junction, was the contractor for this $2.1 million project ($1 million was provided by Eagle County).

Two earlier phases of the project have already been completed, including one finished in 2009 to improve a section of U.S. 6 east of Wolcott. The $2.5 million project ($1 million of which was provided by Eagle County for shoulders) widened the shoulders to 2 feet and resurfaced the highway between mile marker 158 (east of Wolcott) to mile marker 163. The first phase of the project was completed in 2008, which widened and resurfaced a section of U.S. 6 east of Eagle between mile marker 151 and 153 for a contract amount of $722,341.

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