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Eagle County considers rules to ban large vehicles from Cottonwood Pass

Staff report
Vail Daily

EAGLE — The Eagle County commissioners will consider a resolution adopting the Eagle County Road Use Regulations during the board’s regular meeting Aug. 8. The hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Eagle County Room, located at 500 Broadway in Eagle. The hearing is open to the public.

As proposed, the regulations would prohibit travel without a permit on portions of Cottonwood Pass and Eagle-Thomasville Road for vehicles that exceed 8 feet 6 inches in width, 14 feet 6 inches in height, and 45 feet in length. The regulations also allow the county to close certain roads during adverse weather.

The county is considering the resolution in advance of the planned closure of the Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs, in an effort to prevent the roads from being inappropriately identified as viable detour routes for oversized vehicles. The bridge closure is scheduled to begin Aug. 14 and last approximately 95 days. More information about the project — including suggested detours — is available at http://grandavebridge.codot.gov.

The proposed regulations are available for review at http://www.eaglecounty.us/road, or call 970-328-8685 for more information. Those unable to attend the hearing but who wish to comment on the regulations can email the Eagle County Board of Commissioners at eagleadmin@eaglecounty.us. The hearing will be aired live on Eagle County Government Television, cable channel 18 in the Eagle Valley, and streamed live at http://www.ecgtv.com.

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