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A series of storms this past week that brought rain, hail and snow along with a forecast for additional unsettled weather through the weekend has rescheduled the relocation of the historic Arnold Barn to the middle of next week, now Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 17 & 18.
Looking to take advantage of firmer ground conditions, the barn will be lifted from its current location during the early morning and moved to the northwest corner of the Meadows Parking Lot on Wednesday, Oct. 17. In addition that day, city crews will remove several directional signs and other obstacles on Mt. Werner Road that would impact the barn’s travel.
More impactful effects will take shape between 11AM to 11:30AM on Thursday, October 18, as Community Service Officers (CSO) and city crews put the finishing touches on the detours and reroutes, which will go into place around 11:30AM. The barn is expected to be on the road shortly after 11:30AM.
The entire process on Thursday is expected to take 2 to 2-½ hours and crews anticipate having the barn placed in its new location between 2pm to 3pm, with detours reopening during that same time frame.
While the barn is traveling on the uphill side of Mt. Werner Drive, traffic headed to the ski mountain will share the north side lanes with downhill traffic; then continuing around Mt. Werner Circle as part of current traffic pattern. Uphill traffic will not be permitted to turn left toward the Steamboat Grand during this time.
Vehicles leaving the ski area and Ski Time Square will travel down the south portion of Mt. Werner Circle; then be detoured onto Eaglesridge Drive to Walton Creek Road. Travelers should keep in mind that Village Drive is closed due to the installation of a new culvert.
Once the barn makes the turn from Mt. Werner Road to the north side of Mt. Werner Circle, a complete traffic hold will occur on that portion of the road up to Burgess Creek Road so the barn can be backed into the site location. During the 20 to 30 minute hold, all traffic will use the south portion of Mt. Werner Circle and vehicles from Burgess Creek will be directed through the roundabout under construction.
For those wishing to watch the transition to its new location, it is suggested to park in the Meadows Lot and view the process from the sidewalk/bike path on the south side of Mt. Werner Drive. Spectators may also use the outer portion of Mt. Werner Circle across from the new site. Please stay off the road at all times.
This project is made possible by strong community partnerships and grassroots efforts and is funded by the Steamboat Springs Redevelopment Authority and generous contributions from community members.
Danny Paul, Public Works Engineer, 970.871.8210 or email
Ralph Walton, III, SSRA Project Manager, 970.846.3297 or email