Town of Vail Weekly News for the Week of July 29.
Emergency responders were dispatched at 10:32 a.m. Saturday, July 27 for a report of a rollover accident at the lower truck ramp at milemarker 182 westbound Interstate 70. Responding agencies included Vail Fire and Emergency Services, Eagle County Paramedic Services, Colorado State Patrol and Vail Police.
An overview of major construction activity in and around Vail.
Jeremy Gross has joined the Town of Vail staff as the special event coordinator. Gross, formerly with the Town of Eagle and Vail Resorts, will be responsible for supporting all of the event functions that occur in the Town of Vail, ranging from the Library Bake Sale to the Burton US Open and including everything in between.
The right lane closure on westbound Interstate 70 through Dowd Junction, just west of Vail, has been removed. Crews were able to complete ditch cleaning operations Tuesday afternoon. Rocks were removed from the ditch parallel to I-70 to improve its effectiveness as a rockfall catch area.
Vail’s summer season is in full swing and that means more activity on the recreation trails throughout town. This includes use of electric-assisted bikes and authorized group Segway tours.Town regulations allow class 1 and class 2 e-bikes and guided Segway tours on the paved recreation trails in Vail.
Mark your calendars for the Town of Vail’s annual Celebrating Community neighborhood picnic series Tuesday, July 23 at Bighorn Park in East Vail and Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. Each picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnics provide community members with an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about various topics and to meet members of the Vail Town...
The Colorado Department of Transportation will close the right lane of westbound I-70 through Dowd Junction from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (July 23 – 25) to clean the ditch along the right shoulder to restore its effectiveness as a rockfall catch area. Delays should be anticipated throughout the day.
UPDATE: Work has been completed as of 3 p.m. On Tuesday, there will be a one-lane closure. Please plan accordingly and expect delays.
Spotters are being used today from Vail Transit to facilitate the Red and Green routes in West Vail as a result of the Dowd Junction rockfall mitigation traffic closures. Buses are being re-routed above and around the blockages. Motorists are advised to avoid West Vail frontage roads and access I-70 via 176 onramp.
Town of Vail Weekly News for the Week of July 22.