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Weekly Construction Update, July 1

  • 29 June 2019

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

Construction Meetings

Weekly construction meetings are taking place every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. on the ground level of the Lionshead Welcome Center until Nov. 15. Contractors working in the areas of the Vail Village and Lionshead core areas are asked to attend, provide updates, coordinate and communicate any impacts as it relates to construction activity within the right of way and to the general public; the pubic is invited to attend. For more information, contact Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Upcoming Events Calendar – Construction Restrictions

Vail Farmers’ Market, June 16 – Oct. 6
July 4th Holiday Weekend, July 4 – 7
Vail Kids Adventures Games, August 7 – 11
Labor Day Weekend, August 31 – September 2

Online Citizen Portal

Customers of the Community Development Department have access to a 24/7 online citizen portal to submit applications for contractor registration and various construction-related permits. The portal, at http://vail.onlinegovt.com/ also accepts planning applications for review by the Design Review Board and Planning and Environmental Commission. In addition, residents can access the citizen portal to submit a code enforcement request or check to see the status of any permit activity in their neighborhood. To view frequently asked questions, visit http://www.vailgov.com/online-services.

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 Here’s a recap of the various construction projects currently ongoing in Vail.

Vail Village

Mountain View Residence Phase II, 434 South Frontage Road East
The area needed for the staging of the 500-ton crane is complete, the oversize crane is scheduled to arrive mid-July. The north side of the parking garage is the staging area for trucks and material deliveries. This work is being conducted for the purpose of validating the existing conditions to ensure assumptions made in the design of the proposed building are accurate. General contractor is Shaw Builders LLC. Mountain View Residence contact is Garrett Honeyman, 303-952-4435. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Main Vail Roundabout, Holy Cross Energy Repairs
Holy Cross Energy will be working in the Main Vail Roundabout areas within their utility vaults and manholes; work includes pulling new cable and connecting as needed. This requires a single lane and sidewalk closure. Please exercise caution as you travel around them. Traffic control will be provided. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Gore Creek Riparian Buffer Plantings
Contractors will be installing native plantings along multiple sections of Gore Creek between Ford Park and Cascade Village. No impacts to the public are anticipated. The project is anticipated for completion by early July. Contractors are SHC Landscape, Mike Stephens, 970-904-0198 (Village area) and Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes, Brian Wells, 970-331-1446 (Lionshead area). Town of Vail contact is Gregg Barrie, 970-390-3286.

Slifer Square Water Feature Replacement
Construction work on the fountain is on hold until after the Labor Day Holiday. BrightView Land Development, Inc. is on site working to replace the existing water feature in Slifer Square located between the Vail Village parking structure and the Covered Bridge. The work is required to eliminate the water leak and improve the safety of the water feature. The work is now scheduled for completion in fall 2019. The work zone has been reduced to the immediate area of the fountain and in-town bus traffic has returned to the normal route. This work follows up the completion of deep utility work and stormwater quality improvements in Slifer Square in 2018.Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer, 970-479-2161.

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Redevelopment, 598 Vail Valley Drive
Bike path is open to the public, Phase I of the project has received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy; areas still under construction are contained within the construction fenced area. Site grading, cleanup and landscaping continues. This is a redevelopment of the Ski and Snowboard Vail site to include a private and public club and multi-family residential dwelling units. Completion date is summer of 2019. General contractor is Viele and Company, David Viele, 970-476-3082. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Hill Building, 254 Bridge Street
Construction deliveries will continue to occur on Bridge Street for the project between 7 and 8:30 a.m. This is a major remodel of the building. The project completion date is scheduled for mid summer of 2019. Contractor is Olson & Sons Construction Inc., Tim Olson, 970-390-7303. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Vail Health Master Facility Plan, 180 S. Frontage Road
The 300-ton crane required to install the pre cast concrete is on site. Precast concrete deliveries continue and will be unloaded from the South Frontage Road staging area. Concrete pours will continue on the south side of the site adding vehicle congestion to West Meadow Drive.  Please exercise caution along South Frontage Road and West Meadow Drive. Phase II of the Master Facility Plan includes the tear-down and replacement of the current east wing administration building and garage, replacing it with a new parking garage and hospital building to house new emergency and imaging departments, as well as a new lobby, central plant, tenant space and material management department. All hospital services will remain open and fully functional throughout the construction. To access the Emergency Department, use Vail Road/West Meadow Drive. Hospital patients and visitors should park (valet parking only, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) in the hospital parking lot on West Meadow Drive. Patients and guests of the Medical Professional Building (US Bank) should park (valet parking, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in the underground parking lot of the Medical Professional Building accessible by West Meadow Drive. Contractor is G.E. Johnson Construction Company, Christian Earl, 307-203-9242.Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
                                                                               
Row House Units 9 & 10, 303 Gore Creek Drive
Single lane closures are scheduled for deliveries throughout the summer and fall months; pending public way permit approval, traffic control will be provided. Construction activity will be contained within property boundaries and construction fencing. Project consists of an interior and exterior remodel. Contractor is Beck Building, Gary Kendall, 720-202-5645. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Row House Units 11, 303 Gore Creek Drive
Single lane closures are scheduled for deliveries throughout the summer and fall months; pending public way permit approval, traffic control will be provided. Project consists of an interior/exterior remodel and addition. Project completion date has yet TBD. Contractor is SRE Building Associates, Casey Brune, 970-376-5568. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Lionshead 

Antlers at Vail, 680 Lionshead Place
Concrete pours are scheduled throughout the month of July on Lionshead Place which will require a single lane and sidewalk closure; traffic control will be provided. Work consists of remodel/addition to existing lobby (3rd floor) and an addition of a 4th floor to the lobby which will be offices and a conference room. A new elevator will be included in the addition that will extend from the lower level of parking to the 7th floor. Along with the existing conference room and existing accounting offices, these areas will be remodeled into a new condominium unit. The Antlers courtyard will be closed during construction. Completion is scheduled for Dec. 1, 2019. Contractor is Hyder Construction, David Halvorsen, 303-517-3694. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Gore Creek Riparian Buffer Plantings
Contractors will be installing native plantings along multiple sections of Gore Creek between Ford Park and Cascade Village. No impacts to the public are anticipated. The project is anticipated for completion by early-July.  Contractors are SHC Landscape, Mike Stephens, 970-904-0198 (Village area) and Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes, Brian Wells, 970-331-1446 (Lionshead area). Town of Vail contact is Gregg Barrie, 970-390-3286.

Battle Mountain/Lazier Parking Garage, 534 East Lionshead Cr.
New proposed projects on the eastern and western portion of the lots are currently under design. Start date TBD. General contractor is Meadow Mountain Homes, Sean McGinley, 970-926-2824 (office); Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Lionsquare Lodge South Interior Renovation, 660 Lionshead Place
New driveway entrance to parking lot currently underway as well as landscaping and punch list items remaining from last fall project. The project includes interior upgrades to the existing conference room, including new celling finishes, room dividers, lighting and interior trim and parking lot improvements. Contractor is R.A. Nelson & Associates Inc., Matt Anderson. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Outlying

I-70 Vail Pass Wall Repairs
The Colorado Department of Transportation is making repairs to eight walls on Interstate 70 – one in West Vail and seven along Vail Pass. Repairs will continue through the end of July with minor traffic impacts. Work hours are scheduled for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Fridays until noon with the possibility of Saturday work when needed. Night time work hours for single lane closures on eastbound I-70 will be 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Work is weather dependent and subject to change. For more information about the project, visit the project web page. www.codot.gov/projects/i-70-vail-pass-wall-repairs or call the project public information number at 970-445-2455. 

I-70 Avon to Vail Resurfacing
The Colorado Department of Transportation, with United Companies, is resurfacing all lanes and shoulders of I-70 between Avon and West Vail. They will also replace guardrail and bridge joints, extend the eastbound acceleration lane at the Minturn exit and improve drainage. Construction has begun and will continue through mid-October 2019. General working hours will be nightly from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Motorists can expect a single lane closure, both EB and WB I-70 during work hours, with speeds reduced to 40 mph for safety. All business access will be maintained but only temporarily altered. For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 970-661-3883, email the team at I70AvontoVail@yahoo.com, or visit the project website to sign up for free updates at https://www.codot.gov/projects/i-70-improvements-between-avon-and-vail.

Ford Park, Frontage Road Landscaping
Landscape planting is taking place between the Ford Park Parking Lot and the South Frontage Road. Some parking spaces in the area may be coned off.  Work will continue between scheduled events over the next few weeks. The contractor is GH Daniels and Associates. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer, 970-479-2161.

I-70 East Vail Landscape Improvements
Landscaping and punch list items are scheduled for spring/summer of 2019. Work began the week of April 22. The Town of Vail has contracted with Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes to install landscape improvements at the East Vail interchange. This work follows the installation of the water quality improvements at the interchange completed earlier. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-479-2169.

Bridge Road Over Gore Creek Replacement
The town has contracted with Kraemer North America to replace the existing Bridge Road Structure over Gore Creek.  The new single span bridge will replace the existing triple culvert structure.  Starting July 8, Bridge Road will be closed at Bighorn Road and Lupine Drive to facilitate the bridge construction. Project completion is scheduled for December 1, 2019. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-479-2169.

Red Sandstone School Renovation, 551 North Frontage Road
The exterior and site work (landscaping, etc.) will be completed in the spring and summer months. The project has included the complete renovation of Red Sandstone Elementary School. This included removal of the existing exterior finish material and installing new IECC compliant insulation and new exterior finishes, rearranging the existing school program and classrooms to allow for larger classrooms (to meet the current Eagle County School District standards). The new two-story addition along the south façade of the building has created a cafeteria, serving line and secure vestibule, all of which the school did not previously have. The second level of the addition expands the library space into a media center space as well. Contractor is Haselden Construction, Nate Ainsworth, 303-242-4041.

Water Main Installation, VRD Gymnastics Center & Camp Vail, Red Sandstone Elementary School
The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District is upgrading the water main in front of the VRD Gymnastics Center. This work is a continuation of the water main installation that started at the entrance to the Solar Vail project. Work may occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and will be substantially complete by July 8, with finish work completed by July 15. No work will occur July 4-5. Access to the Gymnastics Center and Camp Vail is the normal one-way traffic pattern: entering on the east and exiting around the west side of the parking structure. There is limited parking near the gymnastics building entrance due to the south side of the parking area being used for construction staging. ERWSD is coordinating with school and VRD representatives to minimize impacts to programs. Traffic control measures are in place. ERWSD contact is Niko Nemcanin, 970-471-1084.

Red Sandstone Elementary School Parking Garage, 551 North Frontage Road West
Work to complete the landscaping and punch list items are taking place with completion of the site work scheduled for July 3. As punch list items are completed, various levels of the parking structure will be closed and clearly identified.  Please only park within open levels.  Contractor is Haselden Construction, Nate Ainsworth, 303-242-4041. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Solar Vail Apartments, 501 N. Frontage Road West
Storm sewer excavation work is ongoing, bike path detour along the North Frontage road is in place and work is scheduled to be completed by early July. Project is contained within the construction fence. The former employee housing located just east of the Vail Gymnastics Center is being replaced with a 4-story, 65-unit rental housing development by Sonnenalp Resorts. Occupancy is anticipated by October 2019. Contractor is R.A. Nelson, Justin Pronga, 970-471-0509. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval 970-390-4677.

Vail Mountain

Snowmaking Installation
For real-time trail status information, visit www.vail.com/trailstatus. On the lower right side of the page there are hiker and biker symbols and by clicking on them you can turn them on and off, yellow on and grey off.  Red trails indicate closed and green indicates open. 


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