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Jul
2021
4

Avon announces transportation options, road closures for Salute to the USA

The town of Avon is getting ready to host its annual July 3 event.
Discover Avon/Special to the Daily

The town of Avon is preparing to host its annual July 3 Salute to the USA event on Saturday at Harry A. Nottingham Park. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. and go until 10 p.m.

The town is recommending public transportation to get to and from the event. If you drive, parking will be available at the Beaver Creek Bear Lots. Expect long delays.

The following roads will be closed on Saturday, June 3:



  • Lake Street: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Mikaela Way: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • West Benchmark Road at Avon Station: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • West Benchmark Road at Avon Road: 4-11 p.m.
  • Riverfront Lane: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sun Road: 9:30-11 p.m.

On Saturday, all Avon buses and shuttles will arrive and depart from the Avon Station, with the following updates:

  • The town of Avon transit department will operate the Red and Blue Lines from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The Avon Night Rider will operate from the conclusion of the fireworks to 10:30 p.m.
  • Avon Transit will run off-schedule all day.
  • Lake Street and Comfort Inn bus stops are closed.

Avon will provide fare-free event shuttles as outlined below:



  • To and from Beaver Creek: Avon shuttles will run every 30-minutes between Avon Station and the Elk and Bear lots between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Guests who park at the Elk and Bear lots after 8 p.m. will walk to Harry A. Nottingham Park, about a 10-minute walk.
  • To and from EagleVail: Avon shuttles will run every 30 minutes between Avon Station and the EagleVail Community Center between 5 and 8 p.m. and between 10 and 11 p.m.
  • To and from Vail: Avon shuttles will run every 30 minutes between Avon Station and Walmart Station between 5 and 8 p.m. and 10 and 11 p.m.
  • To and from Edwards: Avon shuttles will run every 30 minutes between Avon Station and Freedom Park from Avon Station between 5 and 8 p.m. and between 10 and 11 p.m.

Eco Transit will offer regular service between Vail and Walmart Station, Eagle/Gypsum and Avon Station.

  • Fare-free service will be provided beginning at 3 p.m. until the end of the day.
  • Questions should be directed to call ECO Transit at 970-328-3520.

Parking for the event is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis and available at the following locations:

  • Designated on-street parking locations,
  • Beaver Creek Bear Lot,
  • Designated private parking lots,
  • Or, by permit only.

Beginning at 9:45 p.m. loSaturday, June 3, all vehicular traffic will be directed eastbound on Highway 6 from Avon Road and westbound on Highway 6 from West Beaver Creek Blvd.

For more information on the Avon impacts, contact the town of Avon at 970-748-4000.

Apr
2020
30

COVID-19 and plant closures: The automotive industry’s response to the pandemic

Ferrari factory

Closed.


Ferrari
For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the world, automakers are taking extreme measures in the form of plant closures to halt the spread of COVID-19, the disease the coronavirus causes. The situation remains fluid as more European companies suspend work and US automakers extend shutdown periods.

Here are all the automakers and companies that have elected to halt production in the US and Europe so far. Information on Detroit’s Big Three begins our coverage, followed by all other shutdowns organized by the date automakers announced them. We’ve also compiled a full list of automakers returning to work with plants restarted in some capacity.

Ford

Ford shut down all European and North American production on March 19 to help combat the spread of COVID-19. While Ford intended to reopen facilities and restart production on March 30, the company on March 31 delayed that goal indefinitely. However, it plans to start ventilator production at one of its US facilities on April 20. Production of Ford vehicles and engines across the pond is expected to resume on May 4 at the soonest.

General Motors

GM joined Ford on March 18 in announcing a total suspension of all North American production starting March 19. The automaker said it would pull its facilities offline in a “cadence” and each plant would receive specific instructions. GM hasn’t made any announcements regarding when its plants will resume normal production, but it is building ventilators and masks at two US GM facilities. The automaker made the decision to build personal protective equipment on its own before the Trump administration forced it to do so by invoking the Defense Production Act.


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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

FCA joined Ford and GM on March 18 in announcing it would suspend all North American operations to help stop the spread of COVID-19. While GM and Ford haven’t established new dates to restart production, FCA told Roadshow on April 7 it now plans to bring workers back on May 4. An FCA spokesperson originally told Roadshow the automaker’s Italian plants could open on April 14, but as of April 15, the company said it will continue to follow guidelines from the Italian government. The country will remain in a lockdown state until May 3, which leaves a production start at least a few weeks away. The automaker will evaluate other European plants in the coming weeks.

Kia

Kia on March 24 said it would suspend production at its manufacturing plant in Georgia starting March 30. The shutdown will last two weeks, and includes a previously planned suspension to retool for new vehicles. The automaker originally planned to restart production on April 13, but named April 27 as the new target date. Kia did not immediately return a request for comment to learn if manufacturing operations has restarted.