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Weekly Construction Update, Nov. 14

  • 11 November 2016

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

I-70 Vail Underpass Activity

Phase 2 of the I-70 Vail Underpass will be completed this week with roadway striping and project clean up. On Monday, Nov. 14 and Tuesday, Nov. 15, there will be alternating left and right lane closures from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. along both eastbound and westbound I-70 to allow crews to restripe I-70 for the winter. The one-way traffic alignment on the North and South Frontage Roads will be in place throughout the week until Wednesday, Nov. 16 when crews anticipate they will release the frontage roads to two-way traffic for the winter season. Please drive carefully through the construction site.

Bridge Column Repair at East Vail Interchange

Repairs to bridge columns at the I-70 East Vail interchange at milemarker 180 will be taking place Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 18. Traffic control will be down to one lane with up to 5 to 10 minute delays alternating traffic at the underpass under eastbound and westbound I-70. Contractor is GA Western. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-479-2169.

Last Week for Construction Update Meeting

The final construction meeting of the season will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 on the ground level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. If you have any questions, please contact Leonard Sandoval, Town of Vail area construction coordinator, at 970-479-2198 or email lsandoval@vailgov.com.

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 970-479-2201.


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

Golf Course Neighborhood

Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse Renovation, 1775 Sunburst Drive
Nordic operations within the building are open to the public. Remaining work is nearing completion, which is currently scheduled for Nov. 30. Project includes significant improvements to the clubhouse, new utilities, drainage, parking lot improvements and the use of temporary structures to allow for golf and Nordic operations during construction. The project also includes a modest expansion to accommodate community uses. The contractor is Evans Chaffee Construction Group. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677 or 970-479-2198; lsandoval@vailgov.com.

Vail Village

Red Lion Inn Condo # 3 Renovation, 304 Bridge Street
Construction is currently on hold until spring of 2017. Work consists of adding 714 square feet to both level 1 and level 2. Contractor is Beck Building Company, Kevin Fifield, 970-904-1283. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Pepi’s Restaurant Addition, Gasthof Gramshammer, 231 Gore Creek Drive
Construction is nearly complete, inspections for building approval are scheduled for the week of Nov. 14 and construction fence removal is scheduled for Nov. 17. Construction includes demolition of existing bathrooms and bar area, plus upgrade to mechanical systems, lighting, interior floor and wall finishes, expanded seating area to front of building, installation of new NanaWall door, entry doors and windows, new roof and balcony. Completion date is scheduled for mid-November 2016. Contractor is Custom House Construction Group. CHC contact is Lori Mowder, 970-328-3040.

Vail Valley Medical Center Phase 1: West Wing, 181 West Meadow Dr.
Construction on the project continues with work contained within the construction fence. This project consists of a new fourth floor and expansions on the south and west sides. All construction vehicle access will enter and exit on Vail Road/West Meadow Drive. 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, Kevin Fone, 303-901-8878. VVMC Construction Team contacts are Mike Pritchard, 970-471-9367 and Mark Lehman, 970-471-9662. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Gorsuch Building, Pendulum Restaurant, 263 Gore Creek Dr.
Construction fence scheduled to be removed on Monday, Nov. 14. All construction deliveries will occur prior to 10:30 a.m. unless approval is granted by the Town of Vail. This project is for a full-service restaurant in the prior Ore House location and includes interior and exterior improvements. Estimated completion date is November 2016. Contractor is Rocky Mountain Construction Group; contact is Mark Hallenbeck, 719-499-9248.

Lionshead Village

Vail Spa Exterior remodel, 710 West Lionshead Circle
Completion date for work on the exterior of the project is scheduled for mid-November 2016. Work is contained within the property boundaries. Improvements include new stucco and paint, new windows, exterior and interior pool improvements and new locker rooms. Contractor is R.A. Nelson & Associates, Justin Pronga, 970-949-5152. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

The Lion Redevelopment (formerly Strata and Lionshead Inn and Lionshead Annex), 705 W. Lionshead Circle
Interior, exterior and site work are ongoing. Work continues on the South Frontage Road median, remaining work includes pavers and landscaping. Traffic control will be provided. Completion of the project is scheduled for late December 2016. Impacts include various periodic single lane closures along the South Frontage Road and West Lionshead Circle throughout the duration of the project. Contractor is PCL Construction, Inc. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198.

Outlying

Xcel Energy Gas Main Replacement, Beaver Dam Road
Work is nearly complete for this year; removal of erosion control is on going. The completion of the 2” mill and asphalt overlay of Beaver Dam Road has been delayed until spring of 2017. The new gas main to be installed is between 14 and 343 Beaver Dam Road. Xcel Energy has been communicating and providing additional information to all residences impacted by this work on Beaver Dam Road. Single lane closures are to be expected and traffic control will be provided. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Xcel Energy has discovered that the main gas line on Beaver Dam Road does not meet Xcel’s standards and requires a total replacement, it has been determined that 1,500 liner feet will need to be replaced. Contractor is Site Wise Corporation. Xcel Energy contact is Kathy Jacoby, 970-262-4055. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Vail Resorts Snowcat Crossing, South Frontage Road
United Companies is scheduled to repair the damaged section of concrete on the South Frontage Road that allows snowcat access from the Vail Resorts maintenance yard to Vail Mountain. Road improvements are on schedule to be completed by Nov. 15. Single lane closure is required and traffic control will be provided. Vail Resorts contact is Doug Workman, 970-754-3178.

Donovan Park Picnic Shelter
Construction of a new picnic shelter for Donovan Park is underway. Work will be contained within a 6-foot high construction fence between the playground and the basketball court. Walkways will continue to be open as well as all other park facilities.  The new structure will accommodate three picnic tables and will be completed by the spring of 2017. The contractor is R.A. Nelson. Town of Vail project manager is Gregg Barrie, 970-479-2337.

I-70 Vail Underpass project
Phase 2 of the I-70 Vail Underpass is almost complete. Roadway striping and project clean up will occur this week. On Monday, Nov. 14 and Tuesday, Nov. 15, there will be alternating left and right lane closures from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. along both eastbound and westbound I-70 to allow crews to restripe I-70 for the winter. The one-way traffic alignment on the North and South Frontage Roads will be in place throughout the week until Wednesday, Nov. 16 when crews anticipate they will release the frontage roads to two-way traffic at for the winter season. Please drive carefully through the construction site. The project is scheduled for completion by December 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.

Vail Town Center and West Vail Roundabout Conduit Installation
Expect single lane closures at the roundabouts in West Vail and Vail Town Center for conduit installation for pedestrian crossing signs. The Town has contracted with Tri Phase Electric to complete the project. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-479-2169.

McDonald’s Redevelopment, 2171 North Frontage Road
Construction work includes interior/exterior remodel, landscaping and parking lot improvements. Work is underway; completion date is scheduled for late November 2016. Contractor is Christofferson Commercial Builders Inc. Contact person is Craig Sorvald, 719-499-0582. csovald0999@gmail.com.
 
Fire Station 1 remodel (East Vail), 4116 Columbine Dr.                                                           
Construction continues. Due to safety concerns, members of the public who need to contact the crew at this location should call 911 for emergencies or 970-479-2257 for other business. This project will increase the size of the apparatus bay to improve functionality and safety. It will also include space for firefighting equipment storage. The project will add one employee housing unit, while eliminating resident firefighter dormitories which have been moved to the West Vail Fire Station. The finished project will also showcase landscaping which meets scenic screening objectives while providing for sufficient fire defensible space. Contractor is MW Golden Constructors. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-479-2170.

Booth Creek Park redevelopment, 2900 Manns Ranch Road
Construction of the Booth Creek Park redevelopment project continues. Site work and building construction is almost complete and will be wrapping up this week. The construction fence will be moved to encompass the playground area only as that work will be ongoing for a few more weeks. The work involves a compete redevelopment of the existing park and includes new hard-surface tennis courts, picnic pavilion, restrooms and children’s playground. The park is anticipated to be completed in November 2016. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer at 970-479-2161.

Vail Cascade Resort and Spa Remodel, 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, which is scheduled to be completed in January 2017. New general contractors on site, PWI Construction will work 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 with completion date mid-December 2016.  Contractor is Peak Professional Contractors Inc. Contact person, Valerie Thodde, owner’s rep/ project manager, 954-675-1522.

Colorado Department of Transportation Projects

I-70 Chain Station
Expect eastbound I-70 and Frontage Road single lane closure for removal of concrete barrier and general cleanup the week of Nov. 14. CDOT has contracted with SEMA Construction for improvements to the chain station in East Vail. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-479-2169. 

Bridge Column Repair at East Vail Interchange
Repairs to bridge columns at the I-70 East Vail interchange at milemarker 180 will be taking place Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 18. Traffic control will be down to one lane with up to 5 to 10 minute delays alternating traffic at the underpass under eastbound and westbound I-70. Contractor is GA Western. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-479-2169.


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