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New Vail Roundabout Will Serve as Entrance to Vail Health Hospital

Vail’s next big road project — another roundabout — will start this year. The project will affect traffic in one of the town’s most-traveled areas.

Vail Town Engineer Tom Kassmel recently told the Vail Town Council the project will go out to bid in the next month or so, with a contract awarded in March. Work is expected to begin in April, with a completion date set for Nov. 1 of this year.

Kassmel said the project will keep one lane of traffic in each direction open during construction.

Construction will be kept to the westbound lanes through the summer. Kassmel said that would allow easier access to the Vail International condos and Vail Health.

The roundabout has long been part of the expansion plan at Vail Health Hospital, and will move much of that facility’s traffic to Vail’s South Frontage Road, and off of West Meadow Drive.

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