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Weekly Construction Update, May 1

  • 27 April 2017
Weekly Construction Update, May 1
A recap and a look ahead to construction projects in Vail.

Vail Spring Cleaning Blitz Returns May 11-13

  • 25 April 2017
Vail Spring Cleaning Blitz Returns May 11-13
Vail’s annual spring cleaning activities are returning this year with free one-day-only recycling opportunities on Friday, May 12 for paper shredding, e-waste and household hazardous waste as well as clothing and shoe recycling.  New this year, the town will be collecting bike tubes, tents, wetsuits (no booties) and old climbing ropes to be recycled. The 2017 collection event has been moved to the Ford Park parking lot to accommodate increased participation by the community. Activities will culminate on Saturday, May 13 with the annual town wide cleanup event. Dumpsters courtesy of Vail Honeywagon will be available for residential items in West Vail along the North Frontage Road just past the West Vail Fire Station and at the East Vail Park and Ride during the three-day event.

Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals April 26

  • 23 April 2017
Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals April 26
The Town of Vail will sponsor another installment of its Lunch with the Locals series at noon Wednesday, April 26 at the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to a presentation about how stormwater runoff impacts Gore Creek and how Town of Vail plans to address this issue. Town watershed education coordinator Pete Wadden will talk about how stormwater runoff carries pollutants into creeks and how storm drains differ from sanitary sewers.

Weekly Construction Update, April 24

  • 21 April 2017
Weekly Construction Update, April 24
A recap of ongoing and new construction projects in Vail.

Vail Underpass Frontage Road Detours Pushed to May 1 Due to Weather

  • 20 April 2017
Vail Underpass Frontage Road Detours Pushed to May 1 Due to Weather
Based on inclement weather forecast for the next few days, the I-70 Vail Underpass project team is delaying the implementation of the Frontage Road one-way detours. These detours are now anticipated to go into effect the week of May 1.

Spring Bus Schedule Begins April 24

  • 18 April 2017
Town of Vail buses will transition to the spring schedule on Monday, April 24 as the 2016-17 ski and snowboard season comes to a close. Free parking will also be available in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures to coincide with reductions in bus service. Due to construction of the I-70 Vail underpass, transit routes servicing West Vail will again be modified until the project is completed.

Parking Reminder for Value Pass Holders

  • 18 April 2017
An end of season reminder is being issued by the town’s parking operations to all value pass holders. Following the last day of paid parking on April 23, value passes will be disabled and the balance will remain for next winter. Parking will be free in the structures beginning April 24 and throughout the 2017 summer season; however, customers will need to pull a ticket for entry/exit during a 12-week period to enable the town to collect data about the duration of each transaction.

Vail Town Council to Review Possible Pilot Program for Summer Bus Service Enhancements Tuesday

  • 17 April 2017
The Vail Town Council will review the possibility of enhanced summer bus service as a pilot program for 2017 at its afternoon meeting on Tuesday, April 18. The item is listed as action item 4.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at noon in the Vail Town Council Chambers. The summer transit topic is contained in a series of recommendations offered by the citizen-based Vail Parking and Transportation Task Force. The group was convened during the winter to provide advisory input and recommendations on parking, transit and traffic operations.

Town of Vail Issues Caution Regarding Use of Pesticides

  • 16 April 2017
Town of Vail Issues Caution Regarding Use of Pesticides
Many of the pesticides used to protect trees in Vail can unintentionally kill beneficial insects, both on land and in Gore Creek. As a way to reduce the negative impacts of pesticide use, town officials are asking homeowners, property managers and commercial applicators to carefully consider what they are spraying and how it is being applied.  

Weekly Construction Update, April 17

  • 14 April 2017
Weekly Construction Update, April 17
An overview of a growing list of construction projects occurring in Vail.

Convenient Access Options Available for Free Spring Back to Vail Concert

  • 12 April 2017
Express transit service will be provided for convenient access to Saturday’s Spring Back to Vail concert venue at Ford Park on Saturday, April 15. With the South Frontage Road closed for passenger drop-off and pick-up by private vehicles, including hotel and private shuttles, the town will provide express bus service from the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures to transport concert-goers directly to the venue.

Vail to Host Construction Season Kick-off Meeting April 12

  • 10 April 2017
The Town of Vail will be hosting its annual construction season kick-off meeting from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 at Donovan Pavilion, 1600 S. Frontage Road. The meeting will include a new open house format with information on construction staging parameters, noise allowances, contractor parking information, the town’s 24/7 customer portal, contractor registration requirements and inspection schedules. In addition, recycling requirements and streamtract regulations will be available from the town’s environmental team.

RFP- Vail Tree Pest Services

  • 10 April 2017
The Town of Vail Department of Public Works is seeking a qualified contractor to provide Tree Pest Services for the 2017 growing season.

Weekly Construction Meetings Begin April 11 for Season

  • 9 April 2017
Beginning Tuesday, April 11, the Town of Vail will host weekly construction meetings to review upcoming project schedules with an emphasis on public and private construction activity in Vail Village and Lionshead. Neighbors, contractors and others impacted by the spring construction are invited to participate. The meetings will be held at 9 a.m. each Tuesday on the ground level of the Welcome Center in Lionshead and will continue to Nov. 14.

Tree Cutting Project begins April 10 along Streamtract

  • 7 April 2017
Tree Cutting Project begins April 10 along Streamtract
Beginning April 10, the Town of Vail will be using multiple contractors to remove dead and diseased trees along the town-owned Gore Creek streamtract between Ford Park and Vail Valley Drive in a concentrated effort to reduce the impacts of spruce beetle. The work is scheduled to be completed before the start of a new nesting season for broad-tailed hummingbirds and other native birds.
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