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Vail looks for better road sign system

VAIL, Colorado ” The town of Vail, Colorado is looking for professional services to plan an electronic message-sign system along the north and south frontage roads.

The sign system, similar to those at the base of Beaver Creek, would be at major intersections and along the Frontage roads and direct motorists about parking, road conditions, construction, detours and special events, said Town Engineer Tom Kassmel.

Right now the town’s road sign system includes portable electronic signs, stationary signs at the main roundabouts and interstate exits, and signs in front of the parking structures. However, it is difficult to change the messages quickly and updates can be confusing.

Responses to the town’s request for proposals are due by June 4 at 4 p.m. A copy of the request is available on the town’s Web site at under the public notices section. Interested parties are required to register with Kassmel at

The town wants someone to design and study a master plan for the sign system that can be expanded and updated in the future. In the future, the town’s message system might also expand to pedestrian paths and integrate with Vail Resort’s on-mountain information system.

The system will be required to be compatible with the technology already in use by the Colorado Department of Transportation. For more information, contact Kassmel at 970-479-2235 by May 28.

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