Primary Contact: Leonard Sandoval, Town of Vail Construction Area Coordinator
970-390-4677 or 970-479-2198; email@example.com
Upcoming Events & Notices
Dec. 11-13 Snow Daze
Dec. 14 Winter bus service begins
Dec. 19-20, 31 Vail Holidaze
Weekly Construction Update Meetings Resume in Spring
The fall weekly construction update meetings have ended for the season and will resume in the spring. If you have questions about remaining construction projects, contact Leonard Sandoval, Town of Vail area construction coordinator, at 970-479-2198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vail Police: Be Bear Aware
The Vail Police Department is reminding contractors to be mindful about bears and other wildlife. Construction sites are required to use bear-proof containers. Be sure to remove all food items from vehicles and keep them locked. Report all bear activity by calling the police department at 970-479-2201.
Here’s a recap of the various construction projects in and around Vail.
Golf Course Neighborhood
Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse Renovation, 1775 Sunburst Drive
Work continues on the new sewer service line as well as the new storm sewer drainage pipe. The building foundation and concrete walls are being poured. Framing of the structure is scheduled to start mid December. The overall project includes significant improvements to the clubhouse, new utilities, drainage, parking lot improvements and the installation of temporary structures to allow for golf and Nordic operations during construction. Nordic operations are currently underway with season pass and retail sales in temporary facilities. As part of the renovation, all existing uses of the building, such as the pro shop, Nordic center, restaurant and cart storage will receive significant improvements. 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; email@example.com
Vail Valley Medical Center Phase 1: West Wing, 181 West Meadow Dr.
Work on the project will continue throughout the winter months and will be contained within the construction fence. This project consists of a new fourth floor and expansions on the south and west sides. Steel deliveries and installation are ongoing. All construction vehicle access will enter and exit on Vail Road/West Meadow Drive. 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.
Town of Vail Municipal Building Parking Lot Improvements, 75 S. Frontage Road
Landscaping is scheduled for spring of 2016.This project includes relocating and improving the Municipal Building parking lot access, South Frontage Road improvements, the construction of new turn lanes to Vail Valley Medical Center and the Municipal Building and landscaping. Contractor is G.E. Johnson Construction Company, Andy Sandoval, 970-376-2532. Town of Vail contact is Tom Kassmel, 970-479-2235.
Gorsuch Building, Commissary Restaurant, 263 Gore Creek Dr.
Work will continue throughout the winter months with all construction activity taking place behind the construction fence. All construction deliveries will occur prior to 10:30 a.m. unless approval is granted by the Town of Vail. This project is for a full service restaurant in the prior Ore House location, includes interior and exterior improvements. The estimated completion date is spring 2016. Contractor is Rocky Mountain Construction Group; contact is Mark Hallenbeck, 719-499-9248.
Sebastian Unit 507 reconstruction, 16 Vail Road
Construction fence has been pushed back allowing the sidewalk to open. Scaffolding is scheduled to be removed by the end of November. Work on the interior of the building will continue throughout the winter months. Landscaping is scheduled for spring 2016. Remodel consists of exterior and interior work to the fifth floor and roof. Project completion date is April 2016. Contractor is Haselden Construction. Contact is Brandon Hern, 303-482-7685.
Skatepark at Lionshead parking structure, 350 South Frontage Road West
Work on the skatepark is on hold for the winter with completion in the spring of 2016. Contractor is California Skateparks. Contact is Steve Berger, 909-721-7341. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer, 970-479-2161.
The Lion Redevelopment (formerly Strata and Lionshead Inn and Lionshead Annex), 705 W. Lionshead Circle
Construction continues with concrete pours and steel deliveries, all of the buildings will be topped off by mid December. Construction activity is currently contained within the fence. Completion of the project is scheduled for the 2016/2017 winter season. Impacts include various periodic single lane closures along the South Frontage Road and West Lionshead Circle throughout the duration of the project. Contractor is PCL Construction, Inc. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198.
I-70 Vail Underpass Project
Starting in April 2016, the detours will be used to divert traffic to a head-to-head configuration on either the eastbound or westbound side of I-70 while the underpass bridge is built on the opposite side of the highway. The project is scheduled for completion by December 2017. For updated project information, visit vailgov.com/underpass, or call 970-685-7706.
Lion’s Ridge Apartment Homes construction (redevelopment of eastern half of Timber Ridge), 1265 N. Frontage Road W.
Construction continues on buildings 3 & 4. Completion of entire project is scheduled for spring 2016. This project involves the demolition of 102 two-bedroom units and the construction of 112 new one and two bedroom units. Contractor is RA Nelson. Town of Vail contact is George Ruther, 970-479-2145.
Marriott Residences (formerly Roost Lodge), 1783 Frontage Road West
Construction is currently on hold. Proposed construction start date is now scheduled for spring of 2016. Contractor is G.E. Johnson Construction Company. Contact is Andy Sandoval, 970-376-2523.
I-70 Bridge improvements at Eagle-Vail
This Colorado Department of Transportation project began last August and consists of repairing and rehabilitating both the eastbound and westbound bridge structures located near mile marker 168.7, at the point where I-70 crosses over both the Eagle River and Highway 6. More specifically, work includes girder repair, bridge deck repair and repaving. Structures, Inc. of Englewood is the contractor for the $8.1 million project. It is scheduled for completion before July 2016. For additional information about this project, email I70EagleVail@gmail.com to be added to the electronic updates.
Do you know of others who would be interested in receiving construction updates from the Town of Vail? To sign up for the email updates, visit vailgov.com and click on “Town Services,” then “Vail Mail Newsletter.” On this page you can sign up for “Construction Updates” as well as other useful Town of Vail newsletters.