MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS (MWGC), based in Castle Rock, recently delivered $2 million dollars’ worth of improvements to the Town of Vail’s Lionshead parking structure. Town Council members, MWGC executives, and the public celebrated the project with a ribbon cutting on November 18th, 2014.
The project entailed constructing a 116 foot long by 51 foot wide canopy above the entrance to the parking structure. The canopy, made of Douglas Fir with decorative supporting columns of wood and stone, covers several new parking attendant booths and new entry and exit lanes.
The lanes feature a hydronic snowmelt system, improving safety and reducing snowfall maintenance costs and efforts. One thousand feet of hydronic tubing was installed in the new lanes. A new skier drop off loop was added in garage’s lower level, which necessitated cutting through existing foot thick concrete walls and reinforcing the structure. The project was completed in two phases with no construction activity between the end of June and beginning of September so the garage could be used for the summer tourist season.
“With the upcoming 2014-2015 ski season, and with Vail hosting the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships, there could be no delays on this project. Our crews worked hard to complete the project early and on budget,” said Jason Golden, MWGC Vice President. “Credit the Town of Vail. The project went smoothly because the Town of Vail has great people that are so easy to work with,” added project Superintendent Frank McCormick.
Zehren and Associates, Inc., of Avon, performed the design work for the project.