Bus routes alter for underpass work
VAIL — Beginning Tuesday, Vail Transit routes serving West Vail will be modified this summer and fall to accommodate construction of the Interstate 70 Vail underpass project as the major work shifts to the north and south frontage roads. This work will create one-way traffic through the project site. The routes for pedestrians and bicyclists will also be impacted.
Due to the construction, the West Vail green line will be suspended and the West Vail red line will increase frequency to every 20 minutes from the Vail Transit Center west on the North Frontage Road to the South Frontage Road. These adjustments will continue until the end of November, when the underpass construction will be suspended for the winter season. There are no impacts to other transit providers, including ECO, Bustang and Greyhound.
The Vail Transit adjustments will include the temporary closure of three bus stops on Chamonix Lane on the north side of I-70. Guests at the Holiday Inn bus stop will have the option of using the fire station bus stop or the West Vail Mall bus stop. Passengers previously using the Vail Commons stop will be directed to the West Vail Mall stop, while those near the Upper Buffehr Creek bus stop will need to use the Lower Buffehr Creek bus stop for service.
Guests using the Concert Hall Plaza bus stop should be aware that the last bus west from this bus stop is at 12:52 a.m.; no 2 a.m. service will be provided. Additional options for late-night service include use of the in-town bus with a pickup at 1:45 a.m. at the Concert Hall Plaza stop en route to the Vail Transit Center. Another option is to walk across the pedestrian bridge to the Sandstone School bus stop. To provide the safest, most efficient service, the 2 a.m. West Vail buses will be divided into West Vail North and West Vail South.
The remainder of the Vail Transit routes will remain unchanged:
• The East Vail bus departs from the Transportation Center every hour from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. with an additional bus at 2 a.m. if requested.
• The Golf Course route departs from the Transportation Center every two hours from 7:40 a.m. to 9:40 p.m. An extra Golf Course route will run at 2 a.m. with the East Vail bus if requested.
• The Sandstone loop departs from the Transportation Center every hour from 6:40 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. then every two hours from 10:40 a.m. to 10:40 p.m., with an additional bus at 11:40 p.m. An extra Sandstone loop will run at 2 a.m. with the West Vail red route if requested.
• In-town buses run every seven to 10 minutes. The extension to Ford Park via Vail Valley Drive runs daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or later, if an event is taking place.
For a complete bus schedule, call 970-477-3456 or view the schedule online.