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Weekly Construction Update, Oct. 9

  • 7 October 2017

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

I-70 Vail Underpass Alert

Join us for the grand opening ribbon cutting celebration at noon on Friday, Oct. 13 beneath the underpass, see for more information.

  • Vail Town Center interchange is back to single lane traffic northbound
  • Both the North and South Frontage Roads are back to two-way traffic at underpass project site
  • The Green and Red bus route will resume normal schedules starting Monday, Oct. 9
  • The underpass road will remain closed until after the Oct. 13 grand opening
  • From Monday, Oct. 9, through Thursday, Oct. 12, alternating lane closures are possible along I-70 for lane striping and lane grinding. These alternating lane closures are scheduled each day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. along eastbound I-70 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. along westbound I-70.

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 Snowdays, (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
The majority of the work at Ford Park has been completed. Final gate installation is occurring. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer at 970-479-2161.

Vail Village

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. Excavation and removal of dirt is ongoing. Foundation work soon to follow, pending approval of the permit. The bike path on the south side of the project is closed until 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 will be installed on site; work to support the crane is underway. 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
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
Due to complications, Xcel Energy work has been rescheduled as follows: Underground utility  work along the South Frontage Road to relocate the gas service line to the Town of Vail Municipal Building is scheduled to start on Monday, Oct. 9. Centurylink and Holy Cross Energy crews will also 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 scheduled to start on the week of September 18. This will require a single lane and sidewalk closure on Gore Creek Drive. Traffic control will be provided. Completion of utility work is scheduled for October 27, 2017. 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 will be constructed on the west side of East Lionshead Circle, connecting the South Frontage Road to the entrance of the Lionshead Mall. Work start date is Monday, 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.


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. Work was scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 2 with completion 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. A specialized helicopter is being used with removal of logs from the forest to town-owned land on Upper Matterhorn Circle, where they are being staged and hauled away. This activity requires a full street closure Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 1543 and 1593 Upper Matterhorn Circle to all vehicle traffic while this activity is ongoing. This project is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 15. Heavy truck activity can be expected on Basingdale Boulevard/Kinnikinnick Road (Intermountain neighborhood) and on Upper and Lower Matterhorn Circle (Matterhorn neighborhood). Town of Vail Contact is Paul Cada, 970-477-3475, Vail Fire and Emergency Services.

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 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 underway resulting in frequent semi truck deliveries and overhead crane work. Minor delays on Chamonix Lane are to be expected as the large trucks maneuver onto the site. Alternate routes into the neighborhoods are advised. 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.
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 fall 2017. 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)
Excavation work to improve the drainage within the parking lot requires excavation on the sidewalk along the North Frontage Road. Sidewalk/bike path will be closed (pending permit approval) on Oct. 9, 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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