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.
An overview of construction activity in Vail.
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.
Phase 1 construction of the South Frontage Road Roundabout has begun effective April 12 as crews mobilize on site this first week with limited work beginning with construction survey staking, traffic control setup and asphalt removal. The following weeks will ramp up with major construction which will generally be taking place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday with the option to work seven days a week as necessary.
Vail is embarking on a new era in its zero-emissions goals with introduction of its first-ever battery electric buses. The Vail Town Council received a preview of the operations during a behind-the-scenes tour prior to the start of the April 6 virtual meeting. The tour included a visit to the bus barn, a test ride and an overview from Fleet Manager Jeff Darnall, Public Works and Transportation Director Greg Hall, Parking and Transit Manager Mike Rose and Director of Environmental Sustainability Kristen Bertuglia.
Construction of the South Frontage Road Roundabout project will begin April 12 and is scheduled to be completed by early November. The project includes construction of a new two-lane roundabout just west of the Vail municipal building and Vail Health. The project also includes extending the existing four-lane roadway section with landscape medians and sidewalks from the municipal building west to the Lionshead parking structure.
The Town of Vail Department of Public Works is seeking a qualified contractor to provide Tree Pest Services for the 2021 growing season. The Contractor shall be licensed with the Colorado Department of Agriculture as a commercial pesticide applicator, and all personnel applying pesticides through this contract must be licensed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture as a Qualified Supervisor, Certified Operator or Documented Technician.
A recap of construction activity in Vail.