ECT Reader Questions – Edwards Round-A-Bouts
Name: Ms. Tina (Eagle County Resident)
Question for the ECT. I have asked our County Commissioners to see when the Edwards round a bouts (Edwards Access Road) will be painted? They said they would look into it. That was a few months ago. At this time, they have not received a new coat of paint for over two years. Just last week, the lines were repainted on the Beard Creek road in lower Cordillera, as well as, Singletree. Still… no paint for any the Edwards round a bouts. This is becoming very dangerous since many people do not realize they are two lane round a bouts and swerve between the lanes. I often almost get hit going to work each day.
I thought maybe the ECT could bring additional light to this issue and maybe see if something can get done.
Answer from: Andi Staley, Professional Engineer CDOT/Region 3 – Traffic Operations
Sorry for the delayed response. I wanted to have a better understanding of our CDOT plan for re-striping the roundabouts in Edwards before I responded.
Due to the length of our (CDOT) paint truck, we are unable to stripe the lines within the roundabout with our equipment and forces at the time that we stripe the adjacent sections of highway. Since this is the case, we contract out each year for re-striping within the roundabouts. We currently have a roundabout re-striping project underway but it unfortunately does not include the Edwards roundabouts. The project had to prioritize areas due to limited funding and available construction days and some of the roundabouts included have not been re-striped for the past 6 years. We will continue to contract for roundabout re-striping each year and the Edwards roundabouts should be included be on next year’s project. We may not get to a point where we are able to re-stripe them each year, but hope to get them (and all of the other roundabouts) on a more regular re-striping schedule.
Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns or if I’ve misunderstood Ms. Tina’s concern.
ECT Comment: Thank you Ms. Sharee Wettstein (Administrative Manager – Board of County Commissioners) for your help in getting this answer from CDOT.