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.
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
Sign up to receive automatic email notifications when new Town of Vail Bids or RFPs are released. Look for the RFPs, Bids and Notices tab at www.vailgov.com.
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.
Plaza Lodge, Unit R1, 291 Bridge Street
Demo is complete and material delivery (steel, wood, etc.) for the remodel improvements will begin and are scheduled for the morning hours of 7 to 8:30 a.m. 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.
Vail Municipal Building, 75 South Frontage Road, Subsurface Geotechnical Investigation
The Town of Vail has hired Ground Engineering to do six test holes for subsurface geotechnical exploration on the South Frontage Road for proposed future improvements between the Vail Municipal Building and the east entrance to the Lionshead Parking Structure. Work is scheduled to start the week of July 24 with a completion date of Aug. 4. Lane shifts and/or single lane closures are anticipated. Traffic control will be provided. Please exercise caution within the construction zone. 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.
Riparian Buffer Planting Projects
New plantings will be installed along the Gore Creek streamwalk as part of the Restore the Gore efforts. Most work will be completed on Monday and Tuesday this week. The trail will remain open during the work and will involve installation of topsoil and plants. Contractor is SHC Landscape and the Town of Vail contact is Gregg Barrie, 970-479-2337.
Montaneros, 684 West Lionshead Circle
Work consists of structural repairs, waterproofing, roof extensions and re-roofing. Work is ongoing and contained within the property; 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.
South Frontage Road Culvert Repair
CDOT is working to repair a damage section of the culvert that carriers water under I-70 and the North and South Frontage Roads from Buffehr Creek. The culvert is about one-quarter mile west of Donovan Park. Traffic control will be provided. Completion date is scheduled for the end of August. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
I-70 Vail Underpass Construction
Frontage Road detours 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 60 percent of the foundations complete. Frequent concrete and pumper 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 fall 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 fall 2017. Contact person is Larry Paige, 315-400-9732.
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