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 US 6


Project Site

CDOT and Eagle County are making improvements to Edwards Spur Road, an approximate 0.6-mile-long stretch that connects I-70 to US 6 in the unincorporated town of Edwards. This improvement impacts two major thoroughfares—I-70, Eagle County's primary transportation corridor, and US 6, which carries large amounts of traffic that runs parallel to I-70 from Dotsero to Dowd Canyon.


Phases

Phase 1 of the project—completed in 2011—made improvements to 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 designing improvements for the southern half of the Edwards Spur Road, starting north of the roadway bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (where Phase 1 ended) and ending with the connection to US 6 to the south—a distance of approximately 0.4 miles. Crews will widen roads and bridges, and improve intersections and pedestrian mobility.


Schedule & Traffic Impacts

  • Work hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday, with some weekend and nighttime closures necessary for safety-critical work.
  • Single-lane closures with alternating traffic, intermittent traffic stops, and flagging operations along Spur Road are possible.
  • Major construction to convert the intersection with US 6 into a roundabout will begin in June.
  • Motorists should expect delays when traveling through the project site.

Work Zone Safety


We're working hard to deliver a quality product for the community. Please pay attention to changing road conditions and give workers plenty of space.

Rear-end crashes are common in work zones. Always maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and never tailgate. Make sure to give trucks and buses plenty of space to maneuver.


Ongoing Work

Roundabout Improvements

The project team is making adjustments at the roundabout to help alleviate congestion. Whenever possible, the roundabout will be open to two lanes in all directions. Please follow project signage and road striping for the correct lane designations. The roundabout may return to a single-lane configuration for ongoing construction. Crews will continue to monitor roundabout traffic to evaluate potential adjustments.

Eastbound
The right lane is designated for traffic heading south onto Edwards Village Blvd. and through traffic onto eastbound U.S. 6. The inside lane is reserved for traffic heading north onto Edwards Access Road.

Northbound
The right lane is designated for traffic heading eastbound on U.S. 6. The inside lane is intended for through traffic onto Edwards Access Road and westbound U.S. 6.

The roundabout will return to a single-lane approach during the day for ongoing construction. Crews will continue to monitor roundabout traffic to evaluate potential adjustments to help improve travel times. 

Roundabout Congestion
The project team recognizes the heavy traffic volumes and delays during the morning and evening commute peak-travel times. Crews are monitoring roundabout traffic to evaluate potential adjustments to help improve travel times and reduce congestion. 

Pedestrians

Pedestrian routes have been moved to their permanent configuration and pedestrians are asked to use the new crossings and refuge islands to navigate the intersection — indicated by the stars in the image below. For your safety when navigating the active construction site, please follow project signage.

Spur Road

For the week of Oct. 13, there is the possibility for single-lane closures, traffic holds and alternating traffic during the day on Edwards Spur Road.

Edwards Plaza Entrance

The north entrance to Edwards Plaza will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, Oct.13, for approximately two weeks to rebuild the entrance. Please use the south entrance during this time to access Edwards Plaza businesses. The team anticipates opening the north entrance each evening during construction.

Winter Driving 

Winter is here! Please make sure your vehicle is prepared, and be mindful of Colorado's Traction Laws. Sunshine or snowstorm, even when the roundabout is functioning as two lanes, please continue to drive with caution and at reduced speeds through the active construction site.

Progress Photos

This animated GIF shows the progress at the US 6 and Edwards Access Road intersection over the last nine months. If the GIF doesn't work in your email client, click here to view in your web browser.

  • January 2019 — Pre-construction
  • June 2019 — Intersection underground utilities installed
  • August 2019 — Temporary traffic signals during roundabout construction
  • September 2019 — Single-lane functional roundabout

Intersection Etiquette

With the current intersection configuration, please remember to stop behind the designated lines and avoid being caught in the intersection. The limited space makes it difficult for trucks and buses to pass around vehicles in the intersection.

In addition, please do not block the marked crosswalks around the intersection.

ECO Transit

The HWY6 @ RIVERWALK West, HWY6 @ EDWARDS SPUR RD East and FREEDOM PARK bus stops will remain temporarily closed during ongoing construction of the roundabout and Eagle River Bridge. ECO Transit bus routes will be monitored and adjusted as construction progresses.

For more information, visit eaglecounty.us/transit.

Union Pacific Railroad Bridge

No work has occurred on the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge yet due to continued delays in obtaining final approvals from the Railroad. The UPRR experienced significant layoffs last fall which have caused a delay in the negotiations for the final construction agreement. CDOT continues to work hard at obtaining final approvals, but it is now estimated that the railroad bridge work will carry over into 2020. When the final approval is obtained from the UPRR, the project team will announce the start and estimated duration of that work.

Tract T in Edwards

Crews will remove 28,000 cubic yards of soil from the hillside between Edwards Corner and the Edwards Commercial Park. This soil will be used as fill for the roundabout at Edwards Spur Road, after which time the property will be regraded. That parcel of land has no development plan.

  • Look for signs alerting motorists to haul trucks traveling between the sites (estimated to be about three per hour).
  • Eagle County will monitor for issues related to the excavation or haul traffic.
  • The property owner must revegetate all disturbed areas after soil removal is complete.

Edwards Spur Road Construction Project Update June 2019

Up Front with Eagle County Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney

Jan. 17 Open House Presentation


Contact Us

Project Hotline:
970-446-1001

Press 1 for English.
Press 2 for Spanish.
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
Maisie Wingerter
[email protected]

Additional Information

Phase 1 Information

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

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