Vail seeks comments on frontage road lights |

Vail seeks comments on frontage road lights

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The town of Vail is inviting public comment as it develops a master lighting plan for the north and south frontage roads. Two possible light sources are under consideration for inclusion in the plan – a high pressure sodium fixture which is currently used within Vail Village and a solid-state LED.

To help select the preferred light source, a test site has been installed on the north side of the Ford Park parking lot bus stop and members of the public are asked to stop by and register their opinion beginning this evening. Surveys will be provided at each pole location to assist in evaluating the quantity and quality of illumination for each source.

Town Engineer Tom Kassmel says the LED light source has many potential light intensity variations from low to high. A low intensity will be displayed after today and additional variations may be set up after July as needed.

Kassmel says the master lighting plan will further improvements in way-finding and safety with efficient and low-impact night time lighting. The timetable for completion of the master plan and approval by Town Council and the Colorado Department of Transportation is within the next three to six months. Installation will occur as the town’s transportation master plan improvements are implemented over the next five to 10 years.

For more information and a copy of the survey, visit or contact Kassmel at 479-2235.

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