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Weekly Construction Update, June 5

  • 1 June 2017

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

Upcoming Activities

June 6      Booth Creek Park Grand Opening
June 8-11 GoPro Mountain Games (no construction in right-of-way)

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 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

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

Here’s a recap of the various construction projects in and around Vail.

Ford Park

Ford Park Improvements
Work on several projects within Ford Park is underway. These projects include concrete paving repairs around the tennis center; the installation of a lighting control system for the path and parking lot lights; landscaping around the old schoolhouse; landscaping and site improvements along West Betty Ford Way; and reconstruction of the existing gate at the intersection of West Betty Ford Way and South Frontage Road. West Betty Ford Way is closed at the South Frontage Road intersection until Wednesday, June7 to allow for reconstruction of the gate and surrounding area. All access to the lower bench of Ford Park will be through East Betty Ford Way. The contractor is MW Golden Constructors. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer at 970-479-2161.

Vail Village

Vail Village/Gore Creek Drive, Heat Main Repairs
Work is ongoing and is on scheduled to be completed by June 7. These repairs are occurring on Gore Creek Drive in front of the Gorsuch Building, 232 Gore Creek Drive. One lane will be maintained at all times, traffic control will be provided. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-376-0949.

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 start date TBD. Contractor is Olson & Sons Construction Inc., Tim Olson, 970-390-7303.

Sitzmark Deck Repairs, 183 Gore Creek Drive
Project is underway; work consists of removal and replacement of the concrete deck and stairs. A lane closure will be required on Willow Bridge Road during concrete pours, which will limit parking on the west side of Willow Bridge Road. Traffic control will be provided. Completion dated is scheduled for mid-June 2017. Contractor is ULF & Associates, LLC. David Germond, 970-376-3164.

Plaza Lodge, Unit R1, 291 Bridge Street
Project consists of a major remodel to a second story unit within the Plaza Lodge, directly above the Christy Sports store. The project is currently going through the approval process. Contractor is Nedbo Construction. Start date TBD.
Red Lion Inn Condo # 3 Renovation, 304 Bridge Street
Bridge Street will be open during non-working hours. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Traffic control will be provided. Periodic single lane closure will occur during the off season. Completion date is spring of 2018.  Work consists of adding 714 square feet to level 1 and level 2 of Unit 3. 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. Landscapers are on site working in the areas of the parking lot and the southwest side of the building. 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
A street cut to excavate for a new sewer service line and a new gas service line is scheduled for the week of June 12-16. This work requires a complete street closure for multiple days due to the depth of the sewer main line. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Traffic control will be provided. Detour to exit Vail Village will be through Hanson Ranch Road. 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.

Lionshead Village

Lionshead Parking Structure Cleaning and Restriping
Work is ongoing, the Town of Vail crews are in the process of cleaning and restriping the Lionshead parking structure. Work is scheduled to take 5 to 9 days to complete. Traffic cones will be set up to detour vehicles through the work zone. Please exercise caution in these areas. Town of Vail Contact is John King, 970-376-0949.

Lion Square Lodge Exterior Improvements, 660 Lionshead Place
Project includes replacement of the staircase leading from top of embankment to event space on the south side of building, plus new stone path and landscaping improvements. Project completion date is June 8. Contractor is 10th Mountain Builders, Jeff Armistead, 970-471-0618. 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 mid June. Contractor is PCL Construction, Inc. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198.


Beaver Dam Road/ Xcel Energy, Asphalt Mill and Overlay Project
The final asphalt repair for Xcel Energy new gas main work on Beaver Dam Road is scheduled with milling of asphalt on June 13 and paving on June 14 and 15. Work includes overlaying roughly 1,500 liner feet of Beaver Dam Road starting at the intersection of Vail Road/Beaver Dam Road to 354 Beaver Dam Road. Traffic control will be provided with access limited to local traffic only, please use Forest Road as a detour. Xcel Energy subcontractor is Metro Paver Inc., Michael Brown.

I-70 Vail Underpass Construction
This week the North Recreational Trail will be under construction at times and pedestrians will be rerouted along the North Frontage road through the project site when necessary. Please use caution when traveling through this area and be aware of the changing pedestrian detour.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, 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 to view.

East Vail Berm
Expansion of the East Vail berm has resumed this spring. End dump semi trucks are hauling dirt to the East Vail berm site. Access to and from the site is via I-70 access. In total, more than 8,000 cubic yards of dirt will be added to the berm site during the 90 day period from April 3 through the end of June. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198.  

Chamonix Vail, 2310 Chamonix Road 
Site work, including completion of the deep utilities infrastructure and the continuation of overlot grading and mass excavation, is taking place. In addition to construction activity happening on the development site, end dump semi trucks will be coming to and leaving the site regularly. Once the initial site work is completed, vertical construction on the site will begin. 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.

Booth Creek Park Redevelopment, 2900 Manns Ranch Road
Grand Opening ceremony on June 6 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Lunch will be provided. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer at 970-479-2161.

Bighorn Park
Improvements to Bighorn Park are taking place. The work includes upgrades to the picnic pavilion and surrounding area as well as a stairway to improve access to the pond at the west end of the park. The contractor is MW Golden Constructors. Town of Vail project manager is Gregg Barrie, 970-479-2337.

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 Steve Bossart, Widewaters Construction, 970-618-4355.

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