After four months of cutting and drilling into the hillside and shooting shotcrete to mesh and rebar, the Town of Vail Public Works Shoring Wall is complete! The wall is over 1,000 lineal feet long, over 25′ high in certain areas, and gives the town almost an acre of additional space to work with. One acre doesn’t sound like much but up in the mountains every square foot counts! The team did a great job in managing the often difficult site logistics, while still dealing with ongoing Town operations and the adjacent Streets building construction. The major components of this job included a rockfall berm constructed further up the hill from the wall, a concrete pan atop the wall to capture and distribute precipitation and snowmelt, underground water main and storm sewer, and of course the wall itself.