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Primary Contact: Leonard Sandoval, Town of Vail Construction Area Coordinator
970-390-4677 or 970-479-2198; firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly construction meetings of 2019 are underway, every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., on the ground level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Meetings will take place every weekly until Nov.15. Contractors working in the areas of the Vail Village and Lionshead core areas are asked to attend, provide updates, coordinate and communicate any impacts as it relates to construction activity within the right of way and to the general public; the pubic is invited to attend. For more information, contact Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
The Town of Vail is collaborating with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to bring contractors, designers and homeowners together to learn about their role in asbestos remediation efforts. The free seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to noon May 1 at the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Topics include an overview of Colorado’s asbestos regulations, when testing and/or requirements are required, what is required prior to demolition and what you can do to ensure compliance. RSVP to email@example.com.
Customers of the Community Development Department have access to a 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.
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Here’s a recap of the various construction projects currently ongoing in Vail.
Plaza Building Sewer Service Repairs, 291 Bridge Street
Starting on Monday, April 29, excavation will begin to repair the damaged sewer service line to the building. A portion of Upper Bridge Street will be closed and narrowed down to one lane to allow for excavating equipment and staging. Completion of work is scheduled to take up to three weeks to complete. Contractor is Nedbo Construction, Mike Losey, 970-977-0329. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Vail Library, 292 West Meadow Drive
Beginning on May 1, the Town of Vail Public Library will have new exterior entrance doors installed. The lower level entrance will be used for access while the main level door is being installed; the upper level entrance will be used while the lower level door is installed. Barricades and signs directing patrons will be used. Please honor all closures. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-376-0949.
Vail Village Parking Structure, 241 East Meadow Drive
New elevator cabs will be installed on the eastern pair of elevators in the Vail Village parking structure beginning May 13. Repairs to the elevators will be completed one at a time so that one will always be operational and available to the public. Town of Vail Contract is John King, 970-376-0949.
Slifer Square Water Feature Replacement
BrightView Land Development, Inc. is on site working to replace the existing water feature in Slifer Square located between the Vail Village parking structure and the Covered Bridge. The work is required to eliminate the water leak and improve the safety of the water feature. The work began April 22 with a full street closure; completion is scheduled for the end of June. During this time frame, the in-town bus route will be re-routed to the South Frontage Road in this location. This work follows up the completion of deep utility work and stormwater quality improvements in Slifer Square in 2018. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-479-2169.
East Meadow Drive Snowmelt and Paver Replacement
United Companies is working to replace the damaged snowmelt and pavers on East Meadow Drive from Village Center Drive to Willow Bridge Road. The work began on April 22 and is scheduled to be completed by May 31. In coordination with the work at Slifer Square, the in-town bus route will be re-routed to the South Frontage Road to bypass this location. Vehicle access to any portion of East Meadow Drive will need to coordinate with Checkpoint Charlie to determine the best point of access. Town of Vail contact is Tom Kassmel, 970-479-2235.
Vail Town Center South Roundabout Paver Apron Installation
The town has contracted with United Companies to install a paver apron at the Vail Town Center (exit 176) South Roundabout. The work will be completed by May 31. During work hours, the roundabout will be narrowed to a single lane roundabout; the inside lane will be closed. Town of Vail contact is Tom Kassmel, 970-479-2235.
Vail Transportation Center Bus Ramp Replacement
Work is underway; the town has contracted with Icon, Inc., to replace the bus ramps at the Vail Transportation Center. The work began on April 22 and is scheduled to be completed by May 31. Each of the three ramps will be shut down one at a time to maintain limited access up onto the Transportation Center. Town of Vail contact is Tom Kassmel, 970-479-2235.
Mountain View Residence Phase II, 434 South Frontage Road East
The north side of the parking garage is the staging area for trucks and material deliveries. This work is being conducted for the purpose of validating the existing conditions to ensure assumptions made in the design of the proposed building are accurate. General contractor is Shaw Builders LLC. Mountain View Residence contact is Garrett Honeyman, 303-952-4435. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Redevelopment, 598 Vail Valley Drive
Phase I of the project has received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy; areas still under construction are contained within the construction fenced area. Site grading, cleanup and landscaping will occur as weather permits. This is a redevelopment of the Ski and Snowboard Vail site to include a private and public club and multi-family residential dwelling units. Asphalt paving of the bike path is scheduled for spring of 2019. Completion date is summer of 2019. 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
Construction deliveries will continue to occur on Bridge Street for the project between 7 and 8:30 a.m. This is a major remodel of the building. The project completion date is scheduled for early summer of 2019. Contractor is Olson & Sons Construction Inc., Tim Olson, 970-390-7303. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Vail Health Master Facility Plan, 180 S. Frontage Road
The 300-ton crane required to install the pre cast concrete is on site. Precast concrete deliveries have begun and will be unloaded from the South Frontage Road staging area. Concrete pours will continue on the south side of the site adding vehicle congestion to West Meadow Drive. Please exercise caution along South Frontage Road and 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 (US Bank) 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 spring and summer 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. 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 spring and summer 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.
Lionshead Parking Structure, 395 South Frontage Road
Work is underway, structural and topping slab repairs on the Lionshead parking structure began on April 22. This work requires closure of the top north parking deck. All vehicles will be required to enter and exit from the bottom, southwest entrance on East Lionshead Circle. Signage and traffic control personnel will be on site directing people to the lower entrance. The areas under repair will be closed to the public; some areas will be closed for an extended length of time. For your safety and the safety of the construction crew, please honor all closures. Town of Vail contact is John King, Facility Manager, 970-376-0949.
Lionshead Village Lower Concert Hall Plaza Stair Replacement
The town has contracted with Icon, Inc., to replace the lowest level of stairs at Concert Hall Plaza near Moe’s BBQ. The work is scheduled to begin on April 22 and will be completed by May 31. Pedestrian access will be detoured via Lionshead Place and the Arrabelle drive entrance. Town of Vail contact is Tom Kassmel, 970-479-2235.
West Lionshead Paver Crosswalk
The town has contracted with Icon, Inc., to install a paver crosswalk across West Lionshead Circle between Vail Spa and the Marriott on the east side of the Marriott main entry. The work is scheduled to begin on April 22 and will be completed by May 3. West Lionshead Circle will be closed at that point to through vehicular traffic. Town of Vail contact is Tom Kassmel, 970-479-2235.
Gore Valley Trail Improvements
The town has contracted with RPM Construction to complete improvements to the Gore Valley Trail between the Lionshead Skier Bridge and The Antlers. The work will repair eroded shoulders and move the trail several feet away from the creek in two locations. The trail will be closed during construction with completion anticipated around May 15. Town of Vail contact is Gregg Barrie, 970-479-2337.
Battle Mountain/Lazier Parking Garage, 534 East Lionshead Cr.
New proposed projects on the eastern and western portion of the lots are currently under design. Start date TBD. General contractor is Meadow Mountain Homes, Sean McGinley, 970-926-2824 (office); Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Lionsquare Lodge South Interior Renovation, 660 Lionshead Place
Landscaping and punch list items are scheduled for the spring of 2019. The project includes interior upgrades to the existing conference room, including new celling finishes, room dividers, lighting and interior trim and parking lot improvements. Contractor is R.A. Nelson & Associates Inc., Matt Anderson. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
I-70 Avon to Vail Resurfacing
The Colorado Department of Transportation, with United Companies, will be resurfacing all lanes and shoulders of I-70 between Avon and West Vail. They will also replace guardrail and bridge joints, extend the eastbound acceleration lane at the Minturn exit and improve drainage. Construction has begun and will continue through mid-October 2019. General working hours will be nightly from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Motorists can expect a single lane closure, both EB and WB I-70 during work hours, with speeds reduced to 40 mph for safety. All business access will be maintained but only temporarily altered. For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 970-661-3883, email the team at I70AvontoVail@yahoo.com, or visit the project website to sign up for free updates at https://www.codot.gov/projects/i-70-improvements-between-avon-and-vail.
Ford Park Weather Shelter, 518 South Frontage Road
Construction is underway on the Ford Park Weather Shelter. Contractors will be accessing the site on the bike path along the Frontage Road. People walking from the Ford Park lot are advised to be aware of construction activities. Work on the shelter will continue through May. For information, contact Todd Oppenheimer at 970-479-2161.Contractor is R.A. Nelson & Associates Inc.
Ford Park, East Betty Ford Way
Sanitary sewer line repairs are scheduled for this spring. East Betty Ford Way will be closed to all traffic April 22 through May 10. Vehicles will be allowed to use West Betty Ford Way. Pedestrians may also utilize the walkway along the east as south sides of the softball fields. The contractor is R.A. Nelson and Associates. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-479-2170.
Vail Golf Course, New Starter Shack, 1655 Sunburst Dr.
The project consists of demolition of the existing building and reconstruction of a new 1,453 sq. ft. building. Construction is underway with a completion date of June. Contractor is R.A. Nelson & Associates, Matt Anderson. Vail Recreation District contact is Scott O’Connell, 970-477-5264.
Vail Golf Course, # 14 and #15 Bridge Replacements, 1755 Sunburst Dr.
The project consists of removal and replacement of #14 and #15 golf cart bridges. Construction is complete for the winter months. Landscaping and asphalt repairs will be completed this spring. Contractor is R.A. Nelson & Associates, Matt Anderson. Vail Recreation District contact is Scott O’Connell, 970-477-5264.
I-70 East Vail Landscape Improvements
Landscaping and punch list items are scheduled for spring/summer of 2019. Work was scheduled to begin the week of April 22. The Town of Vail has contracted with Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes to install landscape improvements at the East Vail interchange. This work follows the installation of the water quality improvements at the interchange completed earlier. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-479-2169.
Stephens Park Water Quality Improvements
Stephens Park Water Quality project consists of installation of porous brick pavers in the parking lot to capture the stormwater runoff from the parking lot allowing the water to infiltrate into the ground versus discharging directly into Gore Creek. The project is underway and will be completed by Memorial Day Weekend. During construction, the parking lot will be closed, park users will be allowed to park along the eastbound shoulder of the South Frontage Road. Contractor is Icon, Inc. Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-479-2169.
Fire Hydrant Replacement and Water Main Upgrade, 2841 Basingdale Blvd.
This project will replace the damaged fire hydrant and upgrade the water main to improve fire flow availability, increase reliability and improve the level of service to customers in the area. Work starts Tuesday and may take up to three weeks. Construction is expected to have minor impacts on local traffic; residential access will remain open. Basingdale Boulevard will have a single lane closure and flaggers will guide traffic through the work area as needed. There will be a temporary water service outage from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, on Basingdale Boulevard and Snowberry Drive and another the following week. Impacted properties have been notified of the water service interruption. Eagle River Water & Sanitation District contact is Niko Nemcanin, 970-471-1084.
Red Sandstone School Renovation, 551 North Frontage Road
The school is open and operational; vehicular access to the school and Gymnastics Center is now one-way only going east up to the school with traffic exiting around the west side of the parking structure to reach the North Frontage Road. The exterior and site work (landscaping, etc.) will be completed in the spring as weather and temperatures allow. The project has included the complete renovation of Red Sandstone Elementary School. This included removal of the existing exterior finish material and installing new IECC compliant insulation and new exterior finishes, rearranging the existing school program and classrooms to allow for larger classrooms (to meet the current Eagle County School District standards). The new two-story addition along the south façade of the building has created a cafeteria, serving line and secure vestibule, all of which the school did not previously have. The second level of the addition expands the library space into a media center space as well. Contractor is Haselden Construction, Nate Ainsworth, 303-242-4041.
Red Sandstone Elementary School Parking Garage, 551 North Frontage Road West
The lower 3 levels of the parking garage are closed to the public as of April 22 to complete remaining punch list items. Completion of this work is currently scheduled for May 30. The fourth level of the structure is for Red Sandstone school staff, teachers and employees. Landscaping and punch list items are scheduled for the spring/summer of 2019. Contractor is Haselden Construction, Nate Ainsworth, 303-242-4041. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Solar Vail Apartments, 501 N. Frontage Road West
Project is contained within the construction fence. The former employee housing located just east of the Vail Gymnastics Center is being replaced with a 4-story, 65-unit rental housing development by Sonnenalp Resorts. Occupancy is anticipated by October 2019. Contractor is R.A. Nelson, Justin Pronga, 970-471-0509. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval 970-390-4677.
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