Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, Ewing Trucking and Construction will begin construction of the Snowshoe drainage improvements project. This will consist of improved roadside ditch to increase capacity along Snowshoe Lane, culvert replacement at the intersections of Main Gore Drive/Snowshoe Lane and Main Gore Drive/Grouse Lane and under two private driveways along Main Gore Drive between Black Gore Drive and Grouse Lane.
Crews hired by the Town of Vail will be milling and repaving Chamonix Road and Bighorn Road from the East Vail interchange to Bridge Road beginning Monday Sept.14. The work will be taking place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and will continue to Sept. 25, weather dependent. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane with flaggers during work hours.
An overview of construction activity in and around Vail.
An overview of construction activity in Vail.
A large spruce tree on the Covered Bridge Pocket Park site has been found to be rotten inside and needs to be removed for public safety. This tree is roughly 90 feet tall and 30 inches in diameter at the base. It is located very close to the Covered Bridge Building and will require a crane on Bridge Street and closure of the Covered Bridge and lower Bridge Street for part of one day. The removal will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. A crane will be positioned at the south end of the Covered Bridge with a truck and chipper behind it. Pedestrians will be detoured to the International Bridge during the closure.
The Town of Vail is requesting proposals from surveying/engineering firms for professional land surveying services for the Town’s future East Vail drainage improvements projects. The areas to be surveyed are all Town roads east of Columbine Drive and south of Bighorn Road. The topographic survey data obtained will be utilized by the Town to prepare design plans for future drainage improvement projects.
Following a two-month pilot program, advisory bike lanes are here to stay along Vail Valley Drive from the Ford Park Soccer Field lot to Sunburst Drive – at least for another season. The Vail Town Council has authorized continuation of the lanes for next year after receiving an update on the pilot program from the town engineer. Traffic and compliance counts showed over 90% user compliance; speed studies showed 85 percentile speeds of 23 mph at golf course hole 4 and 28 mph at the soccer field (both were slightly under speed studies conducted the previous year). Surveys from bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers showed support for the lanes, with drivers slightly less favorable than bicyclists and pedestrians.
An overview of weekly construction activity in Vail.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Replacement of existing 24” and 36” culverts with 118 lineal feet of 29”x45” elliptical reinforced concrete pipe and approximately 600 lineal feet of drainage ditch improvements in East Vail.
Over the past few months, the West Vail Master Plan project team has been analyzing existing conditions in West Vail. Three reports are available for review on the project page at www.EngageVail.com.
The Town of Vail is partnering with Bewegen Technologies to launch Bewegen Vail, an electric bike share pilot program this summer from July 1 through Sept. 9. The pilot program is geared to local Vail residents to offer an alternative to driving their vehicles or taking the bus to commute to work or social engagements and while running errands. It is a great way to get fresh air and exercise while practicing social distance.