Vail rec path work slated for summer |

Vail rec path work slated for summer

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” A new bike path along the North Frontage Road is among the construction projects planned for the summer in Vail.

The raised concrete path will run west from Timber Ridge to the Roost Lodge, providing another path for bikes and pedestrians in addition to the 6-foot-wide road shoulder that currently serves as a bike lane, said Vail Town Engineer Tom Kassmel.

Construction will start this summer and will possibly run into the fall. The project will be built with a combination of town and federal funds.

Another portion of the path from the Roost Lodge to Buffehr Creek Road will eventually be completed once the lodge starts redevelopment, Kassmel said.

A number of road projects are also planned for the summer, including reconstruction of Vail Road from the hospital and new asphalt on Spraddle Creek Road, Red Sandstone Road, Potato Patch Drive, Vail View Drive, Sandstone Drive and Sandy Lane.

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Other road maintenance work will be done on Cortina, Davos, Arosa, Garmisch, Chamonix, Buffehr Creek, Circle Drive, Meadow Ridge Road, Lions Ridge Loop, Moraine and Glacier Court.

Other rec facility improvements include minor repairs to the bike path behind the Cascade Resort, and a new irrigation system for the Vail Golf Course.

Some commercial projects are also planned to continue, and a number will be wrapping up this summer, including the Lionsquare Lodge North, Landmark Condominiums and the Rucksack building.

Tired of looking up and seeing construction cranes in the village? Some of those will come down this summer as well at the Four Seasons, Solaris and the Ritz Carlton.

Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 970-748-2928 or

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