Primary Contact: Leonard Sandoval, Town of Vail Construction Area Coordinator
970-390-4677 or 970-479-2198; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Update
This week, there will be alignment changes to the Frontage Road detours to facilitate ongoing construction activities. While the detour alignments will be shifted, the Frontage Roads will remain in their Phase 4 traffic configuration - the South Frontage Road will serve eastbound drivers only, while the North Frontage Road will serve westbound drivers only. See below for more information.
Vail Village & Lionshead Construction Allowances
Construction activity is permitted in the commercial core areas from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week from April 15 through June 23 and from Sept. 5 through Nov. 15. Vail Village deliveries are restricted to 7 to 10:30 a.m. on Gore Creek Drive and 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Bridge Street. Special construction delivery permits must be requested in advance from the Public Works Department. No construction activity within the town’s right-of-way is allowed from June 24 through Sept. 4 and from Nov. 15 through April 15, as well as holidays and the following special events: Go Pro Mountain Games, (Vail Village) June 8-11; Vail Craft Beer Classic, (Vail Village) June 17; Vail Arts Festival, (Lionshead) June 23- 25; Vail Farmers Market/Art Show, (East Meadow Drive, Sundays only) June 18-Oct. 1; Vail Kids Adventure Games, (Vail Village) Aug. 9-13; Vail Oktoberfest, (Lionshead) – Sept. 8-10; Vail Oktoberfest, (Vail Village) Sept. 15 – 17; Vail Automotive Classic, (Vail Village) Sept. 8-10; Taste of Vail South American Wine Tasting, (Vail Village) Sept. 21- 24; Slow Fashion Vail, (Gore Creek Dr.) Sept. 22-23; Outlier Off-Road Festival, (Vail Village) Sept. 30-Oct. 1; and Vail Snow Daze, (Vail Village) Dec. 8-10.
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 479-2201.
New Online Citizen Portal
Customers of the Community Development Department now have access to a new 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
New Email Notification Service for Contractors and Consultants
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Here’s a recap of the various construction projects in and around Vail.
Ford Park Improvements
Work on several projects within Ford Park is nearly complete. Minor clean up and punch list items remain including the electrical service work at the Nature Center Bridge. Final project completion is scheduled for the end of July. The contractor is MW Golden Constructors. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer at 970-479-2161.
Hill Building, 254 Bridge Street
This is a major remodel of the building and is currently going through the approval process. Contractor has been granted approval to remove some interior items, a trash dumpster will be staged on site and fenced off. Construction demo start date TBD. Contractor is Olson & Sons Construction Inc., Tim Olson, 970-390-7303.
Sitzmark Deck Repairs, 183 Gore Creek Drive
Completion date is scheduled for mid-July. Contractor is ULF & Associates, LLC. David Germond, 970-376-3164.
Plaza Lodge, Unit R1, 291 Bridge Street
Demo of the building unit continues. Work to install a construction tent over the site is in process and will allow construction through the summer months. The project consists of a major remodel to a second story unit within the Plaza Lodge, directly above the Christy Sports store. Trash removal will take place during normal loading and delivery hours. Completion date is scheduled for summer 2018. Contractor is Nedbo Construction, Mike Losey 970-977-0329. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Red Lion Inn Condo # 3 Renovation, 304 Bridge Street
Work continues throughout the summer months, mostly contained within the construction fence and property boundaries. Work consists of adding 714 square feet to level 1 and level 2 of Unit 3. Completion date is spring of 2018. 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. Interior work continues; the approval process is ongoing in preparation for Phase II of the project which includes utility work in the fall 2017 and demo of the southeast building during the winter 2017/2018 season. 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; work will be contained within property boundaries and construction fencing. Project completion is 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
Project consists of an interior/exterior remodel and addition. 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.
Montaneros, 684 West Lionshead Circle
Work consists of structural repairs, waterproofing, roof extensions and re-roofing. Work is currently ongoing; completion date is scheduled for fall of 2017. Contractor is R.A. Nelson & Associates, Matt Anderson, 970-471-3459.
The Lion Redevelopment (formerly Strata and Lionshead Inn and Lionshead Annex), 705 W. Lionshead Circle
Landscaping and other remaining improvements are ongoing and work is scheduled to be completed by late summer 2017. Contractor is PCL Construction, Inc. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198.
I-70 Vail Underpass Construction
Beginning Monday, July 10, the South Frontage Road traffic detour will be realigned to travel through the South Frontage Road project site, down on the frontage road. Motorists will need to travel around the new roundabout to continue along the South Frontage Road. The one way eastbound South Frontage Road configuration through the project site will remain until project completion this fall. The North Frontage Road traffic will be temporarily realigned to travel through the North Frontage Road project site, down on the frontage road at a date to be determined. This detour shift is anticipated to occur for one day only to facilitate construction safety as crews install fencing along retaining walls. Similarly, motorists will need to travel around the new roundabout to continue along the North Frontage Road. Once this work is complete, traffic will be realigned back to the barrier-separated configuration along I-70.
Frontage Road detours are in place and will remain in effect until the project is complete this fall. The North and South Frontage Roads in Vail are restricted to one-way travel for the short distance through I-70 Vail Underpass project site. 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 has been restriped to allow two lanes of through travel from the south roundabout, through the north roundabout and onto westbound I-70. The project is scheduled for completion in fall of 2017. For updated project information, visit www.codot.gov/projects/i70vailunderpass, 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 www.vailgov.com/webcams/i70 to view.
East Vail Berm
Expansion of the East Vail berm has resumed this spring. End dump semi trucks are hauling dirt to the site with access, via I-70. In total, more than 8,000 cubic yards of dirt will be added to the berm site. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198.
Chamonix Vail, 2310 Chamonix Road
In addition to construction activity happening on the development site, end dump semi trucks will be coming to and leaving the site regularly as soils export resumes. Vertical construction on the site will begin soon with the framing of the garage and first floor interior walls. The building foundations are currently being formed and poured with 40 percent of the foundations complete. Frequent concrete truck activity should be expected in the area. Construction activity is happening six days per week. 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.
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, project completion date is late summer 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 late summer 2017. Contact person is Larry Paige, 315-400-9732.
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