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Weekly Construction Update, July 20

  • 17 July 2020

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

Construction Update Meetings 

The construction meetings have 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.  

Construction Restrictions

Per the 2020 Vail Village/ Lionshead Village Construction Hours Handout  
--Labor Day Holiday – September 5 – 7  

I-70 Vail East to West Resurfacing Project-Ramp Closures
Motorists should continue to plan for traffic impacts on I-70 on and off-ramp closures at exits 173, 176 and 180. The closures will allow the Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Elam Construction for milling and paving operations. The ramp closures will be alternated so that no two consecutive on/off ramps will be closed at the same time. During these closures, portable message boards will direct motorists to use neighboring ramps, so that drivers can access I-70 or arrive at their destinationMotorists can expect the following ramp closures on I-70 during nighttime hours, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

--Monday 7/20: Exit 173 westbound on/off ramp
--Tuesday 7/21: Exit 173 east and westbound on/off ramp
--Wednesday 7/22: Exit 176 eastbound on/off ramp and Exit 173 eastbound on/off ramp
--Thursday 7/23: Exit 176 eastbound on/off ramp and Exit 180 eastbound on/off ramp
--Monday 7/27: Exit 180 eastbound on/off ramp 

For more information and contact information regarding the project see below. 

COVID-19 Related Announcements 

The Vail Village and Lionsheadparking structures are open with free daily and overnight parkingVail Transit is operational with the summer schedule; face masks are required for drivers and all passengersTown of Vail offices are open for in-person services by appointment. For an update on Town of Vail plan review, permits, building inspections and other services, visit For construction safety information, check here.   

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  

Email Notification Service for Contractors and Consultants 

Sign up to receive automatic email notifications when new Town of Vail Bids or RFPs are released. Look for the RFPs, Bids and Notices tab at  

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

Vail Village 

La Taberna Iberica Patio, 100 E. Meadow Drive Unit 15
Includes excavation and construction for new site wall and foundation stem walls. The purpose of the construction is to create a new patio dining areaConstruction fencing will be erected to enclose the perimeter of the work area. Project start date was May 18; completion of work is mid-August. Contractor is Rocky Mountain Construction Group, Jonny Cohen, 970-471-9258. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677. 

Slifer Building Re-roof Project, 230 Bridge Street 
Work consists of removing and installing a new roof materials to the building. A small area of lower Bridge Street will be coned off on certain days to allow all overhead work to be completed, this is required for public safety Work start date was July 6, completion date is mid-August. Construction staging will be in the alley way between the building and Mill Creek. Contractor is Shaeffer Hyde Construction, contact is Dave Many, 970-376-0556; and Plath Roofing is Cristian Ortega.  Town of Vail Contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677. 

Vail Municipal Building Elevator Repairs, 75 South Frontage Road 
The Town of Vail has begun upgrading the elevator within the building to bring it up to current code. Work is schedule to take 3 to 4 weeks to complete. ADA assistance will be available. Town of Vail contact is John King, 970-376-0949. 

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. 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 July. Contractor is Nedbo Construction, Evan Gould, 970-977-0330. Town of Vail contact is Leonard Sandoval, 970-390-4677.   

Mountain View Residence Phase II, 434 South Frontage Road East   
Work is currently contained within the construction fence. Construction activity includes interior and exterior framing, plumbing 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. 

Vail Health Master Facility Plan, 180 S. Frontage Road  
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 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. Completion date is summer 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 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. 


There are no updates for Lionshead.


Cascade Village Water Quality Improvements 
Beginning July 13, United Companies began construction of the Cascade Village Water Quality Improvements Project.  The project will install a water quality vault and replace existing inlets along Westhaven Drive from the S. Frontage Road to the bridge over Gore Creek. Work will require a single lane closure during work hours and periodic detours of the Gore Valley Trail. Work is expected to completed by mid-August. The Town of Vail contact is Chad Salli, 970-376-2389 
Stephens Park Play Area Renovation
RA Nelson will be performing work to renovate the children’s play area at Stephens Park in the Intermountain Neighborhood. The play area will be fully closed during the work; however, all other park facilities will remain open. Construction access will be along the gravel road from Kinnikinnick Road. The project will be ongoing through the end of July. Town of Vail contact is Gregg Barrie, 970-390-3286 

I-70 Vail East to West Resurfacing Project 
CDOT and contract partner Elam Construction have begun a resurfacing project on I-70 from mile marker 172 to 187 through Vail. The project has an anticipated completion date of October 2020. This project will include an asphalt overlay, maintenance repairs to several bridge-decks and installing guardrail that meet the new safety standard requirements. Additional work includes rumble strip installation, striping, drainage improvements, sign installation and erosion control. Motorists can expect east and westbound single lane closures, 10-15 minute delays and minor detours on the bike path. The project will be in operation Sunday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Those seeking more information about this project, or with questions or comments, can reach the project team at 970-456-1361 or email The project website is at 

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