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Project to Resurface and Widen US 6 Between Eagle and Wolcott Finished

August 6, 2012 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project completed on time, budget.

EAGLE COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT’s) resurfacing and widening project on US 6 between Eagle and Wolcott, a partnership with Eagle County, has finished on time and on budget.

For the project, crews widened US 6 between Wolcott and Eagle for a five mile stretch from mile marker (MM) 153 to MM 158, about six miles east of Eagle to a mile west of Wolcott, which is at MM 159. Shoulder size increased from non-existent shoulders to two foot shoulders and asphalt was overlaid on US 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 US 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 US 6 east of Wolcott. The $2.5 million project ($1 million of which was provided by Eagle County for shoulders) widened the shoulders to two feet and resurfaced the highway between MM 158 (east of Wolcott) to MM 163. The first phase of the project was completed in 2008, which widened and resurfaced a section of US 6 east of Eagle between MM 151 and MM 153 for a contract amount $722,341.

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