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Weekly Construction Update, June 1

  • 31 May 2020

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

Construction Update Meetings 

Update: The Construction meetings have been canceled until further notice. Contractors working in the areas of the Vail Village and Lionshead core areas will continue to communicate to the Public Works Department, providing updates and coordinating projects as it relates to construction activity within the right of way. For more information, contact Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677. 

I-70 Vail East to West Resurfacing Project

CDOT and contract partner Elam Construction have begun a resurfacing project on I-70 from mile marker 172 to 187 through Vail. The project has an anticipated completion date of October 2020. The project will be in operation Sunday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Those seeking more information about this project, or with questions or comments, can reach the project team at 970-456-1361 or email highwayoverlay@gmail.com. The project website is at https://www.codot.gov/projects/i70-vaileasttowestresurfacing. 

COVID-19 Related Announcements 

The Vail Village and Lionsheadparking structures are open with free daily and overnight parkingVail Transit is operational with the spring schedule. Town of Vail offices are open for in-person services by appointment beginning June 1. For an update on Town of Vail plan review, permits, building inspections and other services, visit www.vailgov.com. For construction safety information, check here.  

Construction Restrictions 

On-street construction parking permits are now available, with conditions. Please submit a Right of Way Use Permit and site plan to lsandoval@vailgov.com for approval.   

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.  

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 currently ongoing in Vail.   

Vail Village 

La Taberna Iberica Patio, 100 E. Meadow Drive Unit 15
Includes excavation and construction for new site wall and foundation stem walls. The purpose of the construction is to create a new patio dining areaConstruction fencing will be erected to enclose the perimeter of the work area. Project start date was May 18; completion of work is mid-August. Contractor is Rocky Mountain Construction Group, Jonny Cohen, 970-471-9258. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677. 

Sewer line Repair, 100 E. Meadow Drive 
Includes excavation to repair a collapsed sewer line at the west exposure of Vail Village Inn Plaza (phase two) adjacent to the Grappa Liquor Store located at 100 E Meadow Dr. The existing 6” sewer line has developed a saddle creating blockages. Construction fencing has been erected to provide access to businesses and residences in the affected area. ADA access is provided via the Sebastian Hotel parking to the north. Start date was May 18, completion date is scheduled for mid-June. Contractor is Rocky Mountain Construction Group, Jonny Cohen, 970-471-9258. Excavating Contractor is Ewing Trucking and Excavation.  
 
Vail Village Parking Structure 
Restruction Corporation has begun structural repairs in the Village Parking Structure. There will be closures in multiple areas. For the safety of the public and the construction crew, please respect all closed areas. This work will be ongoing for several months. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-376-0949. 

New Proposed Utility Projects  
Holy Cross Energy, Main Vail Roundabout at the Four Seasons HotelWork requires excavation and the installation of two new switchgears. Proposed start date is June 1; completion date is June 26Contractor is Holy Cross Energy.  Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677. 

Xcel Energy, Mill Creek Circle. Xcel Energy will be replacing approximately 900 lineal feet of steel gas main line that is damaged. Start date is TBD.  The Town of Vail is working with Xcel to start and complete the work within the spring season. Contractor is Sitewise Corp.  

Remodel, New Art Gallery, 100 E. Meadow Dr. Unit 12  
Remodel of existing space to include new storefront with ADA accessible access and interior improvements. Start date was Dec. 1; proposed completion date is early July. Contractor is Nedbo Construction, Mike Losey, 970-977-0329. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.   

Mountain View Residence Phase II, 434 South Frontage Road East   
Work is currently contained within the construction fence. Construction activity includes interior and exterior framing, plumbing and fire sprinkler installation. The north side of the parking garage within the construction fence area is the staging area for trucks and material deliveries. General contractor is Shaw Builders LLC. Jim Heid, 970-904-5669. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677. 

Slifer Square Water Feature Replacement  
BrightView Land Development, Inc. Will resume work on the Slifer Square Fountain on June 1.  The work includes completion of the landscaping, irrigation, minor stone work and fountain controls. The work is scheduled to be completed by July 1. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer, 970-479-2161. The contact for BrightView is Jeff Stauffer, 720-349-3273. 

Vail Health Master Facility Plan, 180 S. Frontage Road  
Steel deliveries and concrete pours are scheduled on West Meadow Drive during this off season. Traffic and pedestrian control will be provided. 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 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 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. Completion date is summer 2020. 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  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

Gore Valley Trail Maintenance Repairs Near Eagle River Water & Sanitation District Offices
360 Civil, Inc. will be completing asphalt and drainage repairs along the Gore Valley Trail behind the ERW&SD offices. This section of the trail will be closed May 27-June 10.  Pedestrians will be detoured around the work onto the South Frontage Road. Please use caution in this area. Town of Vail contact is Tom Kassmeltkassmel@vailgov.com, 970-376-1664. 

Outlying   

Gore Creek Riparian Plantings
SHC Landscape will be installing native plants along multiple sections of Gore Creek stream bank. Approximately 2,000 plants will be installed over a 2-3 week period between the Vail Golf Course and Donovan Park.  The work should not impact traffic but trail users should be wary of crews on the Gore Valley Trail near Donovan Park. Town of Vail contact is Gregg Barrie, gbarrie@vailgov.com, 970-390-3286. 

Stephens Park Play Area Renovation
RA Nelson will be performing work to renovate the children’s play area at Stephens Park in the Intermountain Neighborhood. The play area will be fully closed during the work; however, all other park facilities will remain open. Construction access will be along the gravel road from Kinnikinnick Road. The project will be ongoing from May 27 through the end of July. Town of Vail contact is Gregg Barrie, 970-390-3286 

Red Sandstone Parking Garage 
Haselden Construction has begun concrete repair on levels 1 and 2 of the Red Sandstone Parking Garage. For the safety of the public and the construction crew, please respect all closed areas. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-376-0949. 

Red Sandstone Road Utility Work, Comcast
Sage Telecommunications will be boring a new utility service line for Comcast from the intersection of South Frontage Road/Red Sandstone Road to 950 Red Sandstone Drive. Contractor is Sage Telecommunications, Tony Dreiling, 303-918-9292. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677. 

I-70 Vail East to West Resurfacing Project 
CDOT and contract partner Elam Construction have begun a resurfacing project on I-70 from mile marker 172 to 187 through Vail. The project has an anticipated completion date of October 2020. This project will include an asphalt overlay, maintenance repairs to several bridge-decks and installing guardrail that meet the new safety standard requirements. Additional work includes rumble strip installation, striping, drainage improvements, sign installation and erosion control. Motorists can expect east and westbound single lane closures, 10-15 minute delays and minor detours on the bike path. The project will be in operation Sunday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Those seeking more information about this project, or with questions or comments, can reach the project team at 970-456-1361 or email highwayoverlay@gmail.com. The project website is at https://www.codot.gov/projects/i70-vaileasttowestresurfacing. 


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