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Here’s a recap of the various construction projects currently ongoing in Vail.
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 area. Construction fencing has been erected to enclose the perimeter of the work area. Project start date was May 18; completion of work is mid-November. Contractor is Rocky Mountain Construction Group, Jonny Cohen, 970-471-9258. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Xcel Energy, Mill Creek Circle
Project is close to being completed. Asphalt repairs are scheduled for this week, pending weather conditions. Full mill and asphalt overlay is scheduled for spring 2021. Xcel Energy has contracted with Sitewise Corp to install a new main gas line between the properties of 304 Mill Creek and 345 Mill Creek Circle. Start date was the week of Sept. 25; completion date is Nov. 14. Traffic control will be provided. Contractor is Sitewise Corp, Jarrett Schaub, 303-430-1414; Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
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 mid-November. Contractor is Nedbo Construction, Evan Gould, 970-977-0330. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Mountain View Residence Phase II, 434 South Frontage Road East
Sidewalk improvements within the South Frontage Road right of way are ongoing. Work requires a full lane shift on the South Frontage Road to allow removal of the existing walkway and installation of a new heated walkway. Completion of work is scheduled for Nov. 14. Traffic control will be provided. 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.
Vail Health Master Facility Plan, 180 S. Frontage Road
Pedestrian walkway improvements along West Meadow Drive are underway, completion date is Nov. 15. This work will require a single lane and full sidewalk closure. Pedestrians will be rerouted to the south side of 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 fall and early winter 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 mid-December 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 fall and winter 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.
Covered Bridge Pocket Park Renovation, 221 Bridge Street
Construction of improvements to the Covered Bridge Pocket Park has begun and will require approximately six weeks to compete. Project consists of minor grading to construct a bioswale, streambank stabilization and walking surfaces, landscaping and irrigation. Project completion date is Nov. 14. Contractor is Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes, Brian Robinson, 970-331-6171. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer, 970-390-4678.
Lionshead Parking Structure, 350 S. Frontage Road
The project is complete as of Oct. 30. The contractor is Restruction Corporation. The Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-376-0949.
Snowshoe Drainage Improvements, East Vail
Work on the Snowshoe drainage improvements is substantially complete. The Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-376-2389.
Xcel Energy, New Gas Main, Bighorn Road
Asphalt repairs continue pending weather conditions. Xcel Energy is also extending the gas main an additional 600 feet to Bridge Road. Xcel Energy has contracted with Sitewise Corporation to install 1,300 feet of gas main line on the westbound bike lane of Bighorn Road between Spruce Way and 3944 Bighorn Road. When excavation work has been completed, disturbed area will be milled and a new 2” asphalt overlay will be installed. Traffic control will be provided. Bighorn Road will be narrowed; please use caution in the work area. Contractor is Sitewise Corp., Jarrett Schaub, 303-430-1414. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Xcel Energy, Juniper Lane
Update: This project will be delayed until spring 2021. Xcel Energy has contracted with Sitewise Corp. to excavate and install a new gas main on Juniper Lane from the intersection of Meadow Drive/Juniper Lane to the intersection of Main Gore Drive/Juniper Lane. Contractor is Sitewise Corp, Jarrett Schaub, 303-430-1414; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The project website is at https://www.codot.gov/projects/i70-vaileasttowestresurfacing.
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