Widening of Highway 6 starts June 18 in Vail Valley | VailDaily.com

Widening of Highway 6 starts June 18 in Vail Valley

Vail Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Vail Valley bikers are getting more room to ride along U.S. Highway 6 this summer. Work to repave the road and widen the shoulders of a five-mile stretch of U.S. Highway from Wolcott to Squaw Creek road in Edwards begins June 18. The project, which will cost about $2.5 million, should be finished by mid-August. Eagle County is paying the $1 million to widen the shoulders while the Colorado Department of Transportation is funding the $1.5 million to repave the highway. “We live, work, and play in a world-class mountain resort community,” Eagle County Commissioner Sara Fisher said. “Safety is paramount; partnering with CDOT enabled shoulders to be added to a busy highway that is shared with many bicycles.” Work will take place Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Traffic will likely be reduced to one lane through the work zone and the speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph. The contractor is B&B Excavating. The public information manager for B&B, Jason Burkey, can be reached at 970-328-1734 ext. 229 or 970-376-5816 mobile, or at jburkey@bbexcavating.com.

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