I-70 Edwards Interchange

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor American Civil Constructors, Inc. (ACC), completed construction of the new Edwards Interchange at I-70, exit 163. The end of work was marked with a ribbon cutting today, hosted with project partners Eagle County and the Edwards Area Metro District. The total cost of the project, which has constructed four interchange roundabouts, is approximately $10.7 million--$8.7 million of which came from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 and $1.1 million from Edwards Area Metro District and Eagle County (for design and landscaping).

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) contracted with American Civil Constructors, Inc. to make improvements to the flow of traffic into and out of Edwards, Colorado. These improvements included the construction of four roundabouts, located at Miller Ranch Road/Edwards access Road, the two I-70 exit ramps and at the intersection of Berry Creek/Beard Creek roads.  Roundabouts have successfully improved traffic flows in Vail, Eagle and Avon within the past decade and now its Edwards’ turn.  This project was initially designed by Eagle County in conjunction with five key Edwards Metro Districts and was awaiting funding.  Thanks to that shovel-ready design, Colorado was able to move this important project forward using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.