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Roads and Bridges
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Gary Padilla, Superintendent
500 Swift Gulch Road
Avon, CO  81620

Ph: (970) 748-4118
Fax: (970) 748-1958
Email

Hours of Operation
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday
The Road and Bridge Division is responsible for maintenance of over 60 lane miles of roadway, six bridges, four railroad overpasses and crossings, eight miles of sidewalk, and over 25 miles of gravel shoulder and ditch lines.

We conduct the following activities:
  • Snow plowing
  • Road repair
  • Bridge work
  • Road stripping
  • Guardrail repair
  • Cross walk / sidewalk repair
  • Lighting repair
  • Traffic control
  • Trail construction
  • Sign production

Winter Driving Tips
It is important to be prepared for winter driving conditions in the mountains anytime from October through April. Drivers are reminded to:
    • Have your snow tires put on before October 1st and leave them on through April.  These should either be studded or good quality all-season radials.
    • Always clear snow and frost off of your windows before entering the public road.
    • Travel at safe speeds; this may be well below the posted speed limit.
    • Icy spots can occur even when air temperatures are above 35F.  Assume wet-looking areas are black ice and slow down in advance.
    • Give snow plows the right of way.  Never get too close behind a snow plow or to pass a snow plow on a 2-lane road.  This is dangerous and illegal.
    • Know your vehicle and how it handles on snow and ice. Rear-wheel drive cars are not recommended.

    To report hazardous driving conditions contact Gary Padilla at 970-748-4118.


    Christmas Tree Recycling
    Christmas Tree disposal is offered to Avon residents


    The Town of Avon will offer curbside Christmas tree pick-up for Avon residents from December 26, 2011 through February 1, 2013.  All trees must have their lights and ornaments removed.  The town will only pick up cut trees, no artificial or flocked trees, wreaths or seasonal debris will be collected.

    Avon's Public Works Department will check for trees on a frequent basis, but if residents would like to schedule a pick-up they may call Public Works Department with their address and phone number.  For more information or to schedule a pick up, please contact Gary Padilla at 970-748-4118 or email .

    In addition, residents may drop off their trees at the fire station in Eagle-Vail, at the recycle site located at the Edwards rest area, or residents may bring their Christmas trees to the landfill at no charge until February 15; recycled trees will be chipped for mulch.  Thank you to Vail Honeywagon for assisting the Town of Avon dispose of the trees.

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