The Town of Vail will transition to its summer parking operations in the Vail Village and Lionshead structures beginning Friday, May 28. The structures will continue to remain free for daytime parking with connecting free bus service to event venues, trailheads and activities throughout town, including express service to Ford Park. The summer operations will also include a $35 fee for vehicles stored overnight in the structures.
The Town of Vail’s biannual Hard to Recycle event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 14 at the Ford Park parking lot. The November event was cancelled due to increased cases of COVID-19. The spring event will be held in compliance with all public health guidelines. As such, participants will be asked to practice social distancing when possible and plan to wear a face covering when interacting with the staff and vendors.
An overview of construction activity in Vail.
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Brief Description of Work
The Town of Vail is requesting General Contractor construction bids for the Lionshead Transit Center Westbound Bus Shelter Project which consists of the construction of a timber frame bus shelter at the Lionshead Transit Center Westbound Bus Stop.
Beginning May 11, Superior Asphalt, Inc., will be crack sealing streets in Vail as part of the town’s capital street maintenance program. The $150,000 project will take approximately two weeks for completion and will progress from East Vail to West Vail.
Street sweeping operations will be getting underway in Vail beginning Monday, April 19 and will continue through June 11, weather permitting. Crews will be working eight hours each day, five days a week to complete the sweeping which includes curbside cinder pick up. Residents are asked to rake the cinders from their yards into the right-of-way and to call the public works department at 970-479-2158 when ready for pick up, then allow a few days for completion.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WORK
A 1.5” mill and asphalt overlay on Westhaven Dr, Vail View Dr and Red Sandstone Rd, approximately 1,550 Tons asphalt.
The Vail Town Council will review recommendations for the 2021 summer parking program during its Tuesday, April 20 meeting. The action item is listed as 5.1 on the virtual evening meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. with opportunities for public comment. To register to provide public comment during the meeting, visit www.vailgov.com/town-council or to provide public input prior to the meeting, email email@example.com.
With the snowmelt season beginning, the Town of Vail is issuing its annual reminder to area property owners to review their current insurance policies and consider adding flood insurance to the coverage. As of April 14, Vail snowpack levels are at 52% of normal, while Copper Mountain, which is indicative of the Vail Pass area, is at 71% of normal as shown on Eagle River Water & Sanitation District's snow water equivalent graphs. Gore Creek has seen the beginning of increased stream flows due to warmer temperatures in the past couple of weeks and are about normal for this time of year.
The Gore Valley Trail through Dowd Junction will be reopened for a new season by 5 p.m. April 16, weather permitting. Users are advised to use extreme caution during or after additional snowstorms due to snowplowing activity on Interstate 70. In addition to sweeping, cleaning and other repairs, reopening the trail requires the installation of a fabric screen near the Mud Springs Gulch wildlife underpass. The screen hides trail users from migrating deer and elk and allows the trail to remain open during the spring migration season.
Town of Vail buses have transitioned to the spring schedule effective Monday, April 12 as originally scheduled with public health requirements continuing. This includes a 20-person rider capacity and mask requirement for all passengers as required by the state. Free parking is vailable in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures to coincide with reductions in bus service prior to implementation of the summer bus schedule.
Free public parking has returned to the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures as of 10 p.m. Sunday, April 11. All parking pass holders are asked to retain their cards for use during the summer season.