Projects

Edwards Spur Road

Project Facts

  • Cost:$21.3 Million (64% CDOT – Faster Funds, 36% Edwards/Eagle Metro District)
  • Contractor: Kraemer North America LLC
  • Timeline: Feb. 2019 – June 2020
  • Location: Edwards Spur Road (south of Miller Ranch Road) including the intersection of U.S. Highway 6


Project Site

Interstate 70 (I-70) serves as the primary transportation corridor through Eagle County and much of Colorado. US Highway 6 (US 6) near Edwards, CO is a major collector that runs parallel to I-70 from Dotsero to Dowd Canyon.  The I-70 Edwards Spur road located at the Edwards Interchange along I-70 is approximately 0.6 miles long and runs north and south connecting I-70 to US 6 in the unincorporated town of Edwards, CO.  The Colorado Department of Transportation in cooperation with Eagle County has determined that the Edwards Spur Road requires improvements

Phase 1 of the project, constructed in 2011 under the name I-70 Edwards Interchange Phase 1, consisted of improvements on the northern half of the Spur Road including four new roundabouts and improved connections with the I-70 on- and off-ramps. Phase 2 of the project will include the design of improvements for the southern half of the Edwards Spur Road starting north of the roadway bridge over the UPRR (where Phase 1 terminated) and ending with the connection to US 6 to the south, a distance of approximately 0.4 miles. The project will include road and bridge widening, intersection improvements and pedestrian mobility improvements.


Project Updates

Spur Road Traffic Shift – Feb. 1

Spur road traffic has been shifted to the west side of the roadway so widening work can begin on the east side. There is still one lane of travel in each direction with narrowed lanes. 

Spur Road – Phase 1

The area highlighted in blue is where construction will take place over the next several months for road widening. This also shows how there will be a single lane in each direction (northbound and southbound) along the western half of the Edwards Access Road/Spur Road.

Up Front with Eagle County Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney

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Up Front with Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney- Edwards Spur Road Project from Eagle County Government on Vimeo.



5 Things to Know

  • When: For the week of Jan. 27, crews will begin minor work along the spur road requiring shoulder closures as they install advanced-warning signage in preparation for major construction activities.
  • Where: Work will occur along the Edwards Spur Road beginning at Miller Ranch Road through the intersection of U.S. Highway 6.
  • Traffic Impacts: Drivers who use the spur road and U.S. 6 should expect delays during construction. The project team will make adjustments throughout construction to keep traffic moving efficiently.
  • Project Schedule: Work in February will begin along the spur road. Traffic will be shifted to the west side while the east side of the road is widened. Major construction to convert the intersection with U.S. 6 into a roundabout will begin in June.
  • Daily Schedule: Work will primarily occur from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday-Friday. Some weekend work and nighttime closures may be necessary for safety-critical work.

Jan. 17 Open House Presentation

Contact Us

Project Hotline:
970-446-1001

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You may leave a message for a project representative at the end of the recording. Please leave your name, number, and a brief message.

Public Relations Team:
Sam Stavish
[email protected]

Additional Information

Phase 1 Information

To see more project background information, please visit the Eagle County Website.


 

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