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Roundabouts ready for Edwards

Daily Staff Report
Edwards, CO Colorado
A new I-70 interchange in Edwards, Colorado could take about a year to build after construction starts later this year

EDWARDS, Colorado ” Thanks to money from President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan, work could start this fall on a new Interstate 70 interchange in Edwards, Colorado.

The $11 million project will include four roundabouts, a highway underpass and eight foot sidewalks along most of the new roadway.

Design of the new interchange started in 2006, said Eagle County engineer Ben Gerdes. Officials had hoped to get state sales tax revenues to fund the project, but the money was pulled after the economy got worse.

“It’s good that we were far enough along in the process that we could qualify for (the money),” Gerdes said.

Roundabouts will replace the intersection of Berry Creek and Beard Creek roads and the junction of Miller Ranch Road and the Spur Road. Roundabouts also will be built at the Interstate on-off 70 ramps.

The project would take about a year to complete once the work is started, Gerdes said.

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