VAIL — Beginning Monday, the main entry to the Lionshead parking structure will be closed to all vehicles as construction of a new entry will be taking place throughout the spring and fall. All vehicular access to and from the Lionshead parking structure will be accessible from the lower entry off of East Lionshead Circle. Detour signs will be in place to reroute vehicles.
The project will include replacement of the existing parking booths and construction of an overhead gateway to create a more welcoming arrival. The work will also include operational and circulation efficiencies, with an expanded ticketing plaza, new equipment, a one-way loop configuration in the lower level drop-off and an express pass-holders-only exit at the lowest level.
The town has selected MW Golden Constructors to perform the work. Construction will continue through June 27 and again from Sept. 2 through Nov. 15 with the exception of the weekend of the Go Pro Mountain Games, June 5-8. The main entry from the South Frontage Road will reopen for the summer months of July and August.
To assist with construction coordination and communications, the town will be hosting a weekly public construction update meeting each Tuesday at 9 a.m. beginning April 22 on the ground level of the Lionshead Welcome Center and continuing throughout the duration of the project. The work is scheduled to be completed in time for the start of the 2014-15 ski season.
The first stages of construction, April 21 through June 27, will include demolition of the exiting gate booths, utility work and paving.
The $2 million project is being funded by incremental tax revenues generated as a result of previous redevelopment in Lionshead. For more information, contact Chad Salli with the Town of Vail at 970-479-2169.