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Attend Dec. 13 West Vail Pass Project Open House

Dec. 5, 2018 - Project Team to Discuss Draft Proposed Action


EAGLE COUNTY/VAIL—From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, CDOT will host a public open house to share the proposed draft action for the Vail Pass Auxiliary Lane project. The meeting will be held in Vail's Donovan Pavilion events center, 1600 S. Frontage Road West.

Can't Make It?

Beginning Dec. 14, the meeting's graphic displays will be available on the project website. You can also visit the site to view graphics, submit comments or join the project mailing list.

Members of the public are invited to attend and learn more about the project, provide comments regarding the draft proposed action and talk with members of the project team. No formal presentation is planned.

Project Info

The I-70 West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes project team has developed and evaluated alternatives for safety and operational improvements on the pass between the East Vail exit and the Vail Pass exit at the top of Vail Pass (I-70 mile points 180 to 190). Results of the evaluation completed to date and the draft proposed action will be displayed for public comment at the open house.

An eastbound and westbound auxiliary lane from the East Vail exit to the Vail Pass exit at the top of Vail Pass on I-70 was recommended in a broad-scale study of the I-70 mountain corridor in 2011. The current Environmental Assessment study is evaluating the benefits and impacts of these additional lanes, and other safety and operational improvements on West Vail Pass. Final design and construction will follow as funding becomes available.

Public and stakeholder input and involvement is essential during this planning and conceptual design effort, and community member input will inform decision-making throughout this project.

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