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Weekly Construction Update, Dec. 19

  • 15 December 2016

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

Open House to Share Progress on Slifer Square Improvements

An open house is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19 in the Town of Vail Municipal Building to provide an update on proposed fountain improvements and required maintenance needs in Slifer Square located between the Covered Bridge and Vail Transportation Center in Vail Village. During the open house, members of the public are invited to stop by at any time to review the proposed fountain concepts and better understand the maintenance needs of the plaza. The displays will be located in the conference room across the hall from the Town Council Chambers in the Municipal Building. The project will require significant excavation and disruption. Construction is anticipated in the spring and fall of 2017. For details, contact Chad Salli, project engineer, at 970-479-2169 or csalli@vailgov.com.

Vail I-70 Underpass

With the earlier re-opening of the frontage roads for two-way traffic, the project has entered a slowdown for the winter season. The project will gear up again in April 2017. Thank you for your patience and understanding during construction of the first two phases.


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

Golf Course Neighborhood

Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse Renovation, 1775 Sunburst Drive
The project has received a temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), all exterior items remaining will be completed in the spring of 2017. Nordic operations within the building are open to the public. Punch list items and minor interior work continue. Project includes significant improvements to the clubhouse, new utilities, drainage, parking lot improvements and the use of temporary structures to allow for golf and Nordic operations during construction. The project also includes a modest expansion to accommodate community uses. The contractor is Evans Chaffee Construction Group. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677 or 970-479-2198; lsandoval@vailgov.com.

Vail Village

 Red Lion Inn Condo # 3 Renovation, 304 Bridge Street
This project is on hold until spring of 2017. 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.

Vista Bahn Building Concessions Area, 298 Hanson Ranch Road
Work includes a new concessions counter which requires relocating an exterior planter and a window. Completion date is scheduled for Dec. 22, 2016. Contractor is Rocky Mountain Construction Group, Mark Hallenbeck, 719-499-9248.

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, Kevin Fone, 303-901-8878. VVMC Construction Team contacts are Mike Pritchard, 970-471-9367 and Mark Lehman, 970-471-9662. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Gorsuch Building, Pendulum Restaurant, 263 Gore Creek Dr.
Completion of the project is scheduled for late December 2016.This project is for a full-service restaurant in the prior Ore House location and includes interior and exterior improvements.  Contractor is Rocky Mountain Construction Group; contact is Mark Hallenbeck, 719-499-9248.

Lionshead Village

The Lion Redevelopment (formerly Strata and Lionshead Inn and Lionshead Annex), 705 W. Lionshead Circle
Interior, exterior and site work are ongoing. Project completion date has changed to late January 2017. Landscaping improvements will be completed in the spring. Contractor is PCL Construction, Inc. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198.

Outlying

Xcel Energy Gas Main Replacement, Beaver Dam Road
The completion of the 2” mill and asphalt overlay of Beaver Dam Road has been delayed until spring of 2017. Gas main line replacement work is complete. Contractor is Site Wise Corporation. Xcel Energy contact is Kathy Jacoby, 970-262-4055. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Donovan Park Picnic Shelter
Construction of a new picnic shelter for Donovan Park is underway. Work is contained within a 6-foot high construction fence between the playground and the basketball court. Walkways will continue to be open as well as all other park facilities.  The new structure will accommodate three picnic tables and will be completed by the spring of 2017. The contractor is R.A. Nelson. Town of Vail project manager is Gregg Barrie, 970-479-2337.

Vail Town Center and West Vail Roundabout Conduit Installation
Expect single lane closures at the roundabouts in West Vail and Vail Town Center for conduit installation for pedestrian crossing signs. The Town has contracted with Tri Phase Electric to complete the project. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-479-2169.

Fire Station 1 remodel (East Vail), 4116 Columbine Dr.                                                           
Construction continues. Completion date is scheduled for mid-January. Due to safety concerns, members of the public who need to contact the crew at this location should call 911 for emergencies or 970-479-2257 for other business. This project will increase the size of the apparatus bay to improve functionality and safety. It will also include space for firefighting equipment storage. The project will add one employee housing unit, while eliminating resident firefighter dormitories which have been moved to the West Vail Fire Station. The finished project will also showcase landscaping which meets scenic screening objectives while providing for sufficient fire defensible space. Contractor is MW Golden Constructors. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-479-2170.

Booth Creek Park redevelopment, 2900 Manns Ranch Road
Construction of the Booth Creek Park redevelopment project continues but is on hold for the winter months. Site work and building construction is almost complete. The construction fence has been moved to encompass the playground area only. Park visitors are welcome to walk through the park but the paths will not be maintained in the winter. The parking spaces on Manns Ranch Road will no longer be plowed.  Completion of the playground and landscaping work will occur as soon as the weather and site conditions allow in the spring. The work involves a compete redevelopment of the existing park and includes new hard-surface tennis courts, picnic pavilion, restrooms and children’s playground. The park is anticipated to be completed in November 2016. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer at 970-479-2161.

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 March 2017. New general contractors on site, PWI Construction will work 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 late January 2017.  Contractor is Peak Professional Contractors Inc. Contact person, Valerie Thodde, owner’s rep/ project manager, 954-675-1522.


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