Main Vail roundabout layout revised
VAIL — The underpass at the Vail Town Center roundabout interchange has returned to its original single lane configuration in preparation for winter operations. The two-lane northbound lane configuration worked well for the high volume summer months; however, it now needs to be returned to a single lane northbound lane configuration to allow for safe winter maintenance operations.
Traffic volumes have reduced significantly for the fall season and once the winter traffic increases by the beginning of December, the north and south frontage roads will be back to their two-way operating configurations, allowing normal traffic patterns to return for the winter season.
The town of Vail had partnered with the Colorado Department of Transportation to alter the northbound lane at the Vail Town Center interchange, which increased capacity through the roundabouts by 30 percent. Engineers are currently assessing an alternative traffic flow for the frontage roads for the final phase of the underpass construction during spring 2017. The underpass project is scheduled to be completed by November 2017.