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Weekly Construction Update, March 30

  • 29 March 2020

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

Construction Update Meetings 

Update: The meeting scheduled for April 21 has been canceled until further notice. Contractors working in the areas of the Vail Village and Lionshead core areas will continue to communicate to the Public Works Department, providing updates and coordinating projects as it relates to construction activity within the right of way. For more information, contact Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677. 

COVID-19 Related Announcements 

The Vail Village and Lionshead Parking Structures are open, free of charge, for daily and overnight parking until further notice. Vail Transit has suspended operations until further notice. For an update on Town of Vail plan review, permits, building inspections and virtual services, visit For construction safety information, check here

Construction Restrictions 

On Street Parking Permits are currently on hold, due to the possibility of snow removal operations still being required. The Town of Vail will re-evaluate allowing approval after April 1. 

Online Citizen Portal  

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 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

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Here’s a recap of the various construction projects currently ongoing in Vail.  

Vail Village  

New Proposed Utility Projects 
Holy Cross Energy, Main Vail Roundabout at the Four Seasons Hotel. Work requires excavation and the installation of two new switchgears. Proposed start date is TBD; work is allowed to start after April 15. The work should take roughly a week to complete, landscaping will take place soon after. Contractor is Holy Cross Energy.   

Xcel Energy, Mill Creek Circle. Xcel Energy will be replacing approximately 900 lineal feet of steel gas main line that is damaged. Start date is TBD; work is allowed after April 15. The Town of Vail is working with Xcel to start and complete the work within the spring season. Contractor is Sitewise Corp. 

Remodel, New Art Gallery, 100 E. Meadow Dr. Unit 12 
Remodel of existing space to include new storefront with ADA accessible access and interior improvements. Start date was Dec. 1; proposed completion date is early May 2020. Contractor is Nedbo Construction, Mike Losey, 970-977-0329. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.  

Mountain View Residence Phase II, 434 South Frontage Road East  
Secondary steel and steel decking are ongoing as well as interior and exterior framing, plumbing, HAVC and fire sprinkler installation. The north side of the parking garage within the construction fence area is the staging area for trucks and material deliveries. General contractor is Shaw Builders LLC. Jim Heid, 970-904-5669. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677. 

Slifer Square Water Feature Replacement 
BrightView Land Development, Inc. has substantially completed the work on the Slifer Square Fountain. The fountain will go into operation in May 2020. Minor site work and landscaping will occur at the same time. Town of Vail contact is Todd Oppenheimer, 970-479-2161. 

Vail Health Master Facility Plan, 180 S. Frontage Road  
Steel deliveries and concrete pours are scheduled on West Meadow Drive during this off season. Deliveries are pending weather and road conditions. Completion of the steel deliveries is scheduled for April 10. Once the trucks are empty, they will be escorted out through the Dobson Ice Arena plaza. Traffic and pedestrian control will be provided. 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 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 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. Completion date is late spring 2020. 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 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. 


No current projects at this time.  


No current projects at this time.

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