Vail Town Hall project gets underway Tuesday
VAIL — Beginning Tuesday, the municipal building parking lot at 75 South Frontage Road will undergo significant construction to coincide with expansion of Vail Valley Medical Center. The six-week project will accommodate a change in traffic flow and aims to improve safety by aligning the town of Vail and medical center driveway intersections on the South Frontage Road.
It will relocate and reduce the grade of the municipal building driveway entrance and lower a portion of the parking lot. There will be no net loss of the existing 54 parking spaces at the municipal building upon completion of the project. Other improvements include replacing the sidewalk to the community development department building and landscaping.
During construction, approximately 30 parking spaces will be maintained for public use on the site. Additional public parking will be available on the west side of the community development department building. That parking lot will remain open for recycling drop off; employee parking will be relocated off site.
The contractor, G.E. Johnson Construction, will keep the parking lot open during the duration of the project with the exception of a few potential closures during off-peak days of Thursdays through Sundays. Notification will be provided in the event of a parking lot closure.
The estimated $325,000 cost of the project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 1 and is being fully funded by Vail Valley Medical Center. For details, contact Tom Kassmel, town engineer, at 970-479-2235.
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