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Weekly Construction Update, April 24

  • 21 April 2017

Primary Contact: Leonard Sandoval, Town of Vail Construction Area Coordinator
970-390-4677 or 970-479-2198;

Upcoming Activities

April 24   Free summer parking begins
April 24   Spring bus service begins
April 27   Free Workshop on Sustainable Landscaping
April 29   Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
May 1     One-way detours on frontage roads begins, re: underpass construction
May 6     Annual Highway Cleanup
May 12   Hard to Recycle Collection
May 13   Town of Vail Cleanup Day

Weekly Construction Meetings

The Town of Vail is hosting 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 are held at 9 a.m. each Tuesday on the ground level of the Welcome Center in Lionshead and will continue to Nov. 14.

I-70 Vail Underpass One-Way Travel Detours Pushed to May 1

Due to inclement weather, the I-70 Vail Underpass project team is delaying implementation of the Frontage Road one-way detours. These detours are now anticipated to go into effect the week of May 1 and will remain in effect until the project is complete this fall.  See below for more detail.

Free Landscape Workshop on April 27 to Focus on Best Practices

Registration is now taking place for a free workshop on sustainable landscaping practices scheduled for Thursday, April 27 in Vail. This free, day-long workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Sponsored by the Town of Vail, Eagle River Water and Sanitation District and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, this is the second year for the training and coincides with expanded educational programming identified in the Town of Vail Gore Creek Strategic Action Plan. Landscape contractors, commercial applicators, designers, architects and property managers are encouraged to register in advance to attend. Lunch will be provided as well as free parking. To RSVP, contact Peter Wadden, the town’s watershed education coordinator, at, by Monday, April 24.

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Here’s a recap of the various construction projects in and around Vail.

Ford Park/Golden Peak

Ford Park Improvements
Beginning April 24, work on four projects within Ford Park will begin. These projects include the installation of a lighting control system for the path and parking lot lights; landscaping around the old Schoolhouse; landscaping and site improvements along West Betty Ford Way; and reconstruction of the existing gate at the intersection of West Betty Ford Way and South Frontage Road. The contractor is MW Golden Constructors.  Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer at 970-479-2161.

Vail Village

Vail Village Transportation Center La Cantina Level Remodel
Beginning April 24, the third level of the Vail Village Transportation Center, including the La Cantina restaurant will be closed for a remodel consisting of new tile, paint and new lockers. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-376-0949 or 970-479-2170.

Vail Village Transportation Center ECO Transit Office Remodel
Beginning April 24, the ECO Transit office on the fourth level of the Vail Village Transportation Center will close for a remodel of the office. The ECO Transit staff will have a temporary office in the Vail Village Welcome center during this time. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-376-0949 or 970-479-2170.

Curtin Hill Building, 254 Bridge Street
This is a major remodel of the building and is currently going through the approval process. Contractor is Olson & Sons Construction Inc. Start date TBD.

Sitzmark Deck Repairs, 183 Gore Creek Drive
Work consists of concrete deck and stairs repairs. Project is currently going through the approval process. Contractor is ULF & Associates, LLC. David Germond, 970-376-3164.

Plaza Lodge, Unit R1, 291 Bridge Street
This is a remodel to a second story unit above Christy Sports. The project is currently going through the approval process. Contractor is Nedbo Construction. Start date TBD.
Red Lion Inn Condo # 3 Renovation, 304 Bridge Street
This project is scheduled to start on April 25 with a completion date of spring 2018. A crane is required which will necessitate a closure of Bridge Street. The first scheduled street closure for staging of the crane is April 25.Traffic control will be provided. The contractor will notify all merchants and properties in the area prior to any closure. Work consists of adding 714 square feet to level 1 and level 2 of the unit. Contractor is Beck Building Company, Kevin Fifield, 970-904-1283. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Vail Valley Medical Center Phase 1: West Wing, 181 West Meadow Dr.
Construction on the project continues with work contained within the construction fence. This project consists of a new fourth floor and expansions on the south and west sides. All hospital services will remain open and fully functional throughout the construction. To access the Emergency Department, use West Meadow Drive. All other patients and visitors should access the hospital via South Frontage Road West. Phase I is scheduled to be completed in 2017. Contractor is G.E. Johnson Construction Company, Christian Earl, 307-203-9242.Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Row House Unit 8, 303 Gore Creek Drive
Work consists of an interior and exterior remodel. Start day is scheduled for April 24 with completion scheduled for fall of 2018. Contractor is Cuccia Construction, Guy Cuccia, 970-471-6456. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Row House Units 11 & 12, 303 Gore Creek Drive
This is an interior remodel and addition. A street cut to excavate for a new sewer service line is proposed during the spring construction season. This requires a complete street closure for multiple days due to the depth of the sewer main line. Contractor is in the process of working out the details; proposed start date is first or second week in May. Project completion date is currently scheduled for spring of 2018. Contractor is SRE Building Associates, Justin Marschalk, 970 376-2944. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Lionshead Village

Lion Square Lodge Exterior Improvements, 660 Lionshead Place
Project includes replacement of the staircase leading from top of embankment to event space on the south side of building, plus new stone path and landscaping improvements. Proposed start date is April 24 with completion by May 26. Contractor is 10th Mountain Builders, Jeff Armistead, 970-471-0618. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

The Lion Redevelopment (formerly Strata and Lionshead Inn and Lionshead Annex), 705 W. Lionshead Circle
Starting on April 24 scaffolding will be installed on the sidewalk along West Lionshead Circle; this is required to allow contractor to replace exterior doors within the building. Scaffolding will be in place until May 30. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Landscaping and other remaining improvements are underway and are scheduled to be completed by mid June. Contractor is PCL Construction, Inc. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198.


I-70 Vail Underpass Construction
Due to inclement weather, the I-70 Vail Underpass project team is delaying implementation of the Frontage Road one-way detours. These detours are now anticipated to go into effect the week of May 1 and will remain in effect until the project is complete this fall.  Once implemented, the North and South Frontage Roads in Vail will be restricted to one-way travel for the short distance through I-70 Vail Underpass project site. The one-way travel restrictions will be in effect until the project is complete this fall.  These travel restrictions are identical to what drivers experienced last summer. All Frontage Road businesses, properties and residences will remain open and accessible during this phase of the project, but access points will vary in some instances. The Frontage Road traffic flow will mirror that of I-70 with the North Frontage Road serving westbound drivers only from Lion's Ridge Loop to Timber Ridge and the South Frontage Road serving eastbound drivers only from Cascade Resort/Hotel Talisa to Cascade Crossing. Outside the project work zone, the Frontage Roads will accommodate two-way travel between the West Vail and Vail Town Center interchanges. Frontage Road drivers who are traveling in the opposite direction of these one-way sections will be able to turn around or use alternate routes along I-70 or the opposite Frontage Road to reach their destination. Due to the construction, the West Vail Green line will be suspended while the West Vail Red line will run from the Vail Transit Center west on the North Frontage Road to the South Frontage Road. Please check spring bus schedule for details. There are no impacts to other transit providers, including ECO, Bustang and Greyhound. To accommodate increased summer travel, the South Frontage Road Vail Town Center roundabout will be restriped to allow two lanes of through travel from the south roundabout, through the north roundabout and onto westbound I-70. This is expected to be in place by mid-May. The project is scheduled for completion in fall of 2017. For updated project information, visit, or call the project hotline at 970-685-7706. To help commuters plan their drives and to follow progress of the construction, a webcam has been installed. Visit the project website or go to to view.

Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse Repairs, 1775 Sunburst Drive 
Completion on the remaining construction punch list items and landscaping are underway. Interior work started on March 27 with completion scheduled for mid-May. Contractor is Evans Chaffee Construction Group.

East Vail Berm
Expansion of the East Vail berm has resumed this spring. End dump semi trucks will again be hauling dirt to the East Vail berm site. Access to and from the site will be via Bald Mountain Road. In total, nearly 8,000 cubic yards of dirt will be added to the berm site during the 60 day period from April 3 through the end of May. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198.  

Chamonix Vail, 2310 Chamonix Road 
Site work, including completion of the deep utilities infrastructure and start of overlot grading and mass excavation, is taking place. In addition to construction activity happening on the development site, end dump semi trucks will be coming to and leaving the site regularly. Once the initial site work is completed, vertical construction on the site will begin. Construction activity will continue through the anticipated completion date of March 31, 2018. Contact Weston Bierma, RA Nelson, 970-471-8314 or George Ruther, Town of Vail, 970-376-2675.

Booth Creek Park Redevelopment, 2900 Manns Ranch Road
The remaining work on construction of Booth Creek Park includes completion of the playground and the landscaping. The work on the playground area restarted on March 29 and is expected to be completed by April 30. The landscaping is scheduled to begin on May 1 and be completed around May 15. There will be some ongoing minor work on the buildings and other portions of the site. The construction fence will continue to encompass the playground area only. Park visitors are welcome to walk through the park but the paths will not be maintained until the project is completed. The tennis courts are open for use as of April 13. Parking is on Manns Ranch Road. The overall project involves a compete redevelopment of the existing park and includes new hard-surface tennis courts, picnic pavilion, restrooms and children’s playground. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer at 970-479-2161.

Bighorn Park
Improvements to Bighorn Park will begin on April 24. The work includes upgrades to the picnic pavilion and surrounding area as well as a stairway to improve access to the pond at the west end of the park. The contractor is MW Golden Constructors. Town of Vail project manager is Gregg Barrie, 970-479-2337.

Donovan Park Picnic Shelter
Work to complete the new picnic shelter at Donovan Park will start on April 24 with a completion date of mid May. The remaining work includes finishing touches to the new shelter, plus landscaping and site clean-up. The contractor is R.A. Nelson. Town of Vail project manager is Gregg Barrie, 970-479-2337.

Hotel Talisa (formerly Vail Cascade Resort and Spa) Renovation, 1300 Westhaven Dr.
This $50 million renovation project includes upgrades to guest rooms, restaurant, market, lounge and bar area, new spa and more. The Aria Athletic Club and Spa and Vail Cascade Condominiums will remain open throughout the construction, which is scheduled to be completed in spring of 2017. General Contractors is PWI Construction working on the hotel improvements; Evans Chaffee Construction Group will work on the tennis court conversion. Black Line Group, Todd Goulding, 970-331-1732, is the project manager. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198.

Doubletree Hotel, 2211 North Frontage Road (formally the Holiday Inn)
Work includes renovation of the interior/exterior of the hotel, pool area upgrades and parking lot improvements. Start date was Aug. 15, 2016, completion date scheduled for mid summer 2017. Contact person is Steve Bossart, Widewaters Construction, 970-618-4355.

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