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Weekly Construction Update, Oct. 30

  • 27 October 2017

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

Hotel Talisa (formerly Vail Cascade Resort and Spa) Renovation, 1300 Westhaven Dr.

Hotel Talisa has received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) as of Oct. 25. The TCO covers public areas within the hotel (excluding the lower level spa/pool area – separate permit) and all of the guest rooms. This $50 million renovation project includes upgrades to guest rooms, restaurant, market, lounge and bar area, new spa and more.

Single Lane Closure on I-70 Near Vail Pass Summit for Bridge Joint Repair

Starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 3, CDOT specialty unit crews will be demolishing and replacing a bridge joint on eastbound I-70 at mile point 190.85 near the summit of Vail Pass. A right lane closure will be in place for the first two days followed by a closure of the left lane for the remainder of the project. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through the work zone for the duration of the project. The Colorado Department of Transportation seeks to complete this safety improvement while weather allows before the winter season. For more information, contact the Region 3 Communications Manager at 970-384-3371.

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 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.

Vail Village

Four Season Heated Sidewalk Repairs, West Meadow Drive
The heated sidewalk on West Meadow Drive is undergoing some repairs to the heat main lines. A portion of the sidewalk is narrowed down while the repairs are taking place. Completion of work is scheduled for Nov. 3. Contractor is Sawatch Land Co., Steve Croke. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Redevelopment, 598 Vail Valley Drive
This is a redevelopment of the Ski and Snowboard Vail site to include a private and public club and multi-family residential dwelling units. Foundation work will be taking place soon, pending approval of the permit. The bike path on the south side of the project is closed until the project is complete. Vail Valley Drive will see an increase in oversize vehicle construction traffic. Completion date is fall of 2018. General contractor is Viele and Company, David Viele, 970-476-3082. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Hill Building, 254 Bridge Street
A small tower crane has been installed on site to assist with material delivery on this very difficult site. This is a major remodel of the building. Demolition of the structure continues. Trash will be removed between the hours of 7 and 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday unless a public way permit has been submitted, approved and issued outside of the village delivery hours. The trash dumpster will be staged on site and fenced off. The project completion date is scheduled for fall of 2019. Contractor is Olson & Sons Construction Inc., Tim Olson, 970-390-7303. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Plaza Lodge, Unit R1, 291 Bridge Street
Excavation within the heated pavers on upper Wall Street to tie-in the roof drains to the storm inlet will be completed the week of Oct. 30. Please be careful in the area. Material delivery (steel, wood, etc.) for the remodel improvements are ongoing and 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 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.

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum, 231 East Meadow Drive
Remodel of existing Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame. Work is underway; completion date is scheduled for Dec. 15, 2017. Contractor is Nedbo Construction, Michele VonDaggenhasuen, 970-445-7024. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Vail Health Hospital East Enabling Work
Utility work continues, Xcel Energy utility work along the South Frontage Road to relocate the gas service line to the Town of Vail Municipal Buildings is underway and Centurylink will be on site working to complete their portion of work. Traffic control will be provided as needed. Single lane and shoulder closures during daylight working hours can be expected between the Town Center roundabout and the Lionshead parking structure. In addition to the work along the frontage road, on West Meadow Drive on the southeast corner of the Vail Heath Building, United Companies will be excavating to install a new underground fuel storage tank. Work will take roughly 4 weeks to complete and will require a sidewalk closure and pedestrians will be required to cross the street to the south side within this area. In addition, the westbound bus stop will be temporarily moved farther west during construction. The utility relocation is required in preparation for Phase II of the Master Facility Plan, which includes the demolition of the southeast building, currently scheduled for the winter 2017/2018 season. The east wing will include the tear-down and replacement of the current east wing administration building and garage, replacing it with a new garage and new 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 West Meadow Drive. Hospital patients and visitors should park in the hospital parking lot on South Frontage Road West. Patients and guests of the Medical Professional Building (US Bank) should park in the lot accessible by West Meadow Drive. Please see map. 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 9 & 10, 303 Gore Creek Drive
Project consists of an interior and exterior remodel. New electrical conduits and excavation on Gore Creek Drive to provide updated and additional electrical power to units 8-12 is complete. Contractor is Beck Building, Steve Boderck, 970-471-1654. 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.

Lionshead Village

New 6 foot paver walkway, East Lionshead Circle
A new 6 ft. wide, non-heated brick paver walkway is under construction on the west side of East Lionshead Circle, connecting the South Frontage Road to the entrance of the Lionshead Mall. Work began Oct. 9; completion date is Nov. 15.  A single lane closure will be required and traffic control will be provided. Contractor is ICON Inc. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-376-2389.

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 Oct. 31.

The Lion Redevelopment, 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.

Outlying

Buffehr Creek Park Restroom Closure
Buffehr Creek park restrooms were closed to the public on Monday Oct. 16 to allow the Town of Vail to re-roof the building. Completion date is scheduled for Nov. 3. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-479-2170.

Vail Memorial Park Expansion
Expansion and improvements to Phase III of the park include new walk ways, new memorial walls, benches and 50 memorial boulders. Completion of work is scheduled for Nov. 15, pending weather conditions. Access for construction vehicles to the park is only available through the bike path between Aspen Court and the park, so please exercise cautions when using the path. Contractor is The Gallegos Corporation and Edwards Excavating. Memorial Park personal contact is Farnham St. John, 970-470-1102. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.

Booth Falls Road Utility Work near Trailhead
Centurylink has hired Pauley Construction to bore a new phone line from the intersection of Booth Falls Road/Booth Falls Court to the Booth Falls Trailhead parking lot. Work start date is pending permit approval. A single lane closure is required, traffic control will be provided. Contractor is Pauley Construction, TJ Heffron, 720-442-4293. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval 970-390-4677.

Town of Vail Forest Fuels Reduction Project
The Town of Vail and the U.S. Forest Service have initiated a large-scale project to remove the dead trees in the Matterhorn and Intermountain neighborhoods which is nearly complete. A specialized helicopter has been used to remove logs from the forest to staging areas. As of Friday, Oct. 20, the helicopter yarding is complete and the rehabilitation of the west landing has been complete. Log hauling operations commence at the Matterhorn landing on Monday, Oct. 23. This phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 3. Town of Vail Contact is Paul Cada, 970-477-3475, Vail Fire and Emergency Services.

Single Lane Closure on I-70 Near Vail Pass Summit for Bridge Joint Repair
Starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 3, CDOT specialty unit crews will be demolishing and replacing a bridge joint on eastbound I-70 at mile point 190.85 near the summit of Vail Pass. A right lane closure will be in place for the first two days followed by a closure of the left lane for the remainder of the project. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through the work zone for the duration of the project. The Colorado Department of Transportation seeks to complete this safety improvement while weather allows before the winter season. For more information, contact the Region 3 Communications Manager at 970-384-3371.

I-70 Vail Pass Frost Heaves Project
Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph through the length of the project and there will be an 11-foot width restriction in place during working hours. The project is to be complete by mid-November. For project updates, email i70vailpassfrost@gmail.com or call the project hotline at 970-306-4549.

Chamonix Vail, 2310 Chamonix Road 
Vertical construction on the site continues with the framing of the garage and first floor interior walls. Much of the on site framing is complete. Modular system and roof truss assembly is nearing completion; however, frequent semi truck deliveries and overhead crane work continues. Minor delays on Chamonix Lane are to be expected as the large trucks maneuver onto the site. Alternate routes into the neighborhoods are advised. Site work is underway including roadway construction and paving.  Paving equipment and crews will be in the area over the next two weeks. Construction activity is happening seven days per week and will continue until all of the homes are set, roofs assembled, and the buildings are completely dried in. The anticipated completion date is 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.
Hotel Talisa has received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) as of Oct. 25. The TCO covers public areas within the hotel (excluding the lower level spa/pool area – separate permit) and all of the guest rooms. 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 have remained open throughout the construction. General Contractor is PWI Construction, Jack Lavelle, 702-218-3953. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-479-2198.

Doubletree Hotel, 2211 North Frontage Road (formally the Holiday Inn)
Drainage improvements within the parking lot require excavation on the sidewalk along the North Frontage Road. Sidewalk/bike path will be closed during daylight working hours which will take roughly 3 weeks to complete; pedestrian detour will be along the shoulder of the frontage road. Sidewalk/bike path will have a steel plate and accessible during non work hours. Traffic Control will be provided. RPM Construction is the excavator. 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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