Hwy 6 repair prolonged
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado ” Further work will be required to stabilize the hillside above U.S. Highway 6 that slid in April, and the road won’t completely reopen until October, the Colorado Department of Transportation says.
All businesses along the stretch of highway in Eagle-Vail can be reached from the west.
About 100 feet of the 500-foot wall, which is just below Interstate 70, fell on April 13, covering Highway 6 with mud and debris. Crews are nearly finished installing 270 ground anchors into the slope, engineers have found additional sections of the retaining wall need to be stabilized.
During this extended repair work, a “micropile” wall ” made from reinforced steel columns ” will be installed at the top of the slope. A retaining wall will also be built just above Highway 6.
The highway is open from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and all day on the weekends. The highway was scheduled to open for daytime travelers on Aug. 1, but now won’t open until Oct. 17.