May Project of the Month – Avon Town Transit Center
Paver Contractor: The Gallegos Corporation – Vail, Colorado
General Contractor: B&B Excavating – Edwards, Colorado
Owner: Town of Avon – Avon, Colorado
Avon Town Transit Center is our Project of the Month for May 2010. Completed in 2009, it consists of 14,000 SF of heavily trafficked Venetian Stone™ 8cm pavers.
The Town of Avon said the Transit Center was designed to make visits to Avon an “enjoyable and convenient experience”, whether travel is for work or recreation. The Transit Center is not only the public transit system for the Town but caters to commuters throughout the Vail Valley including Beaver Creek, Eagle, Gypsum, and Dotsero, in addition to Leadville and Minturn.
Performance requirements of the pavement system were paramount during the design phase. Avon’s Town Engineer, Jeff Schneider, had multiple expectations for the pavement he wished to utilize in the transit center. Jeff specifically required a pavement that was both “durable and incorporated an attractive surface.” With that in mind, the designer chose Pavestone’s Venetian Stone™ Heritage™ Series pavers in three sizes – 6×6”, 6×9”, and 6×12”.
A durable, high-strength wearing surface was required to address the severe loading requirements, particularly the fleet of 16 buses operated by the Town of Avon. 3 1/8” thick pavers were specified, which are often used in roadway, industrial and commercial applications. Due to the project venue, the larger scale of the Venetian Stone™ helped equalize the project scale and complemented the mountain village architecture.
Project expectations were met with the strength and durability of Pavestone quality pavers, coupled with the uniquely attractive cleft surface. Venetian Stone™ combined old world charm with proven performance.
Jeff Schneider and the Town of Avon are extremely pleased with the completed project and would not hesitate to use Pavestone products on future applications.