Weekly Construction Update, Sept. 11
Primary Contact: Leonard Sandoval, Town of Vail Construction Area Coordinator
970-390-4677 or 970-479-2198; firstname.lastname@example.org
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Vail Oktoberfest, Vail Village, Sept. 15 - 17
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Here’s a recap of the various construction projects currently underway in Vail.
816 Forest Road Entry Bridge
Approval was granted to remove additional trees and prep the site for new development. Work continues on the construction of a new entry bridge for Forest Road duplex with use of lower lot for staging of material and equipment. Approval granted for use of the lower lot for staging of material and equipment. All work is currently within the construction fence area. Start date was July 2022. General Contractor is Coleman Custom Homes, Alex Coleman, 970-376-4900. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Owens Residence, 272 W. Meadow Drive
This is a demo-rebuild of a single-family residence. Start was May 2022 with completion scheduled for January 2024. Contractor is Vail Custom Builders, David Hawkins, 970-376-8250. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
82 West Meadow Drive Unit A, Interior/Exterior Renovation
Current construction activity is within the construction fence. Expect single lane and sidewalk closures pending any right of way permit submittal. Work consists of interior renovations and exterior improvements, new landscaping and utility work. Contractor is RA Nelson, Erick Garcia, 970-445-0309. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
Installation of Pepi’s Tribute
Work to install a stone tribute to Pepi Gramshammer will begin on Sept. 18. The tribute is located at the southeast corner of the Children’s Fountain and the work will be done in two parts. Berich Masonry will remove an existing boulder cluster and a small area of pavers on Sept. 18. Chevo Studios will install the carved stone tribute and new water table feature on Sept. 25. The Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer, 970-390-4678.
Vail Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements, 846 Forest Road
Eagle River Water & Sanitation District is upgrading infrastructure and the wastewater treatment process at their wastewater treatment facility in Vail. This project is scheduled through 2024. Current work includes structural concrete repairs and the installation of a new sewer main along the southern face of the facility. From Sept. 11 through early October, the customer entrance and public parking area will be moved to the back (west side) of the building. Visitors should follow signs to the alternate entrance and parking area. ERWSD contact is Mark Mantua, 970-401-0822.
Lionshead Snowmelt Repairs
The Town of Vail will restart the snowmelt repair project on Sept. 11. This project began last spring and was paused for the summer. This phase of work will impact the areas of Lionshead Village at and west of Sunbird Park. All access will be maintained. Town of Vail contact is Chris Delles: 970-471-2749.
Dowd Junction Path Streambank Stabilization Project
The Town of Vail in a joint effort with the ERWSD will be working with Whinnery Construction to stabilize the streambank and eroded retaining wall along the Dowd Junction bike path just west of the east gate. The first phase of this project is expected to be complete by the end of October. The second phase will occur next fall. The work in the streambed will cause temporary sediment release into the creek below the work zone, however, to help mitigate this the project, the project has been permitted and approved by the Army Core of Engineers and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Town of Vail contact is Tom Kassmel, 970-479-2235.
North Frontage Road West Water System Improvements
Eagle River Water & Sanitation District is improving local water infrastructure and available fire flows on North Frontage Road West adjacent to the Middle Creek Village apartment complex. This project is expected to extend into late September. Work includes two new fire hydrants, valve installations and new water main. Work may occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. This project will impact local traffic patterns and traffic control personnel will guide traffic through the work area as necessary. Access to properties will remain open, although delays and alternate routes are anticipated. There will be temporary water service outages to properties as work proceeds. Any planned interruptions of service will be scheduled during normal working hours and affected properties will be notified 48 hours in advance. The contractor is 360 Civil. ERWSD contact is Kevin Nelson, 970-471-8771.
Roundabout Lighting Improvements, I-70 Vail Town Center Interchange
Crews hired by the town of Vail continue work on the lighting project at the roundabouts at I-70 interchange 176. Conduit and light pole foundation installation are ongoing. The project’s goal is to upgrade the lighting in the Vail Town Center roundabouts to meet current safety standards for both vehicles and pedestrians. The project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15. During working hours there will be single lane closures entering and exiting the roundabouts. The project contractor is Morton Electric of Pueblo. For more information, contact Town of Vail Senior Engineer Chad Salli at 970-376-2389.
East Vail Bridge Safety Improvements
Crews hired by the Town of Vail are working on four bridges in East Vail: Nugget Lane over Gore Creek, Lupine Drive over Gore Creek, Bighorn Road over Pitkin Creek and Bighorn Road over Bighorn Creek. The project will repair and bring up to current standards the bridge and approach rails as well as scour mitigation and corrosion remediation on the Nugget Lane bridge. Traffic will be maintained throughout the project with periodic single lane/shoulder closures. The project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15. Project contractor is Hallmark Inc. out of Denver. For more information, contact Town of Vail Senior Engineer Chad Salli at 970-376-2389.
South Frontage Road Utility Potholing
Crews hired by the Town of Vail are performing utility potholing along the South Frontage Road from the West Vail roundabouts to Forest Road and along the Gore Valley Trail from Forest Road to Lionshead. This utility investigation work is in preparation for installation of the town’s fiber optic backbone along that route. Work will require shoulder closures along the South Frontage Road and the Gore Valley Trail near Lionshead Place while work is occurring. For more information, contact Town of Vail Senior Engineer Chad Salli at 970-376-2389.
1488 Matterhorn Drive, Alura Residences Utility Project
Upper Matterhorn Drive will be narrowed down to one lane to allow the excavation of a new sanitary service main line. Pedestrian access will be maintained however for safety reasons, delays are possible. If possible, please avoid the area. Work is scheduled for completion by mid-September. Contractor is Schofield Excavation and Tuft Construction, Steve Gilbert, 303-916-8065. Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
The Residences at Main Vail, 129 N. Frontage Road
Work consists of construction of a 72-unit locals housing development. Project start date was November 2021, with completion scheduled for late summer 2023. General contractor is Shaw Construction, Chuck Apostolik, 720-636-0219. Town of Vail contact is Greg Hall, 970-390-4676.
Marriott Residence Inn (Former site of the Roost Lodge), 1783 N. Frontage Road
Completion of the concrete driveways and the North Frontage work landscaping are underway, traffic lane shifts will be set up to accommodate the work. Traffic control will be provided as needed. Please exercise caution when driving or walking within the project area. The project includes a new four-story hotel with underground parking, plus 146 Limited-Service Lodge Units and onsite dormitory-style employee housing for 9 employees composed of 5 bedrooms. The site project start date was May 2021. Completion is scheduled for mid-September 2023. Contractor is Porter Brothers Inc., Ken Newton, 602-725-3931. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.
I-70 Wildlife Fence Work Through Vail
The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner CC Enterprises of Grand Junction have resumed work on the wildlife fence along the Interstate 70 corridor near Vail at two separate locations. The first location is from Mile Point 171.7, by the Minturn interchange, continuing east to MP 173.4. The second location is east of Vail, from MP 178.8 to 180.8. Crews will add new fence, game ramps and repair the existing fence from MP 173.4 to MP 178.8 and remove fence from MP 171.7 to MP 173.4. Motorists should plan for east and westbound single lane closures, shoulder closures and flagging operations on the frontage road and bike path Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The project had been extended through October 2023 due to the need for additional fencing. Project Information: 970-878-8255, email@example.com, https://www.codot.gov/projects/i70-wildlife-fencing-eagle-county
I-70 West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes
The Colorado Department of Transportation’s I-70 West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes project is underway for the season. This year’s work involves narrowed lanes and shoulders along I-70, lane closures and temporary traffic holds along the recreation trail. Motorists should expect right-lane closures on westbound and eastbound I-70 from MP 184 to 186 and left-lane closures on westbound and eastbound I-70 from MP 181 to 182. Lane closures are from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The lane closures will end at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
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Anticipated Future ProjectsMore information to come as projects are approved and construction begins:
-- Legacy at Vail Square, Lionshead
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