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A popular stretch and highly utilized section of 13th Street will soon see new sidewalks and other improvements to assist pedestrians and bikers and increase their safety as they travel this main collector avenue.
The 13th Street Project consists of construction of approximately 1,100 lineal feet of eight-foot sidewalk, 1,100 lineal feet of storm sewer pipe, roadway widening, intersection improvements, asphalt paving and patching and signing and striping along 13th St, which crosses the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way.
Giovonni Construction was selected as the contractor for the project and will begin work during the first half of August. Crews are expected to operate from 7am to 7pm on weekdays, with any weekend hours approved in advance. The project anticipates being completed by mid-October.
Work will stretch from Lithia Springs Road, including the Evans and Gilpin Street intersections, to the Yampa River Bridge near the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Over the course of the project, access to the Black Sulfur Springs Park will be limited and the Spring Trail will undergo a relocation. In addition, travelers should expect to encounter traffic restrictions including traffic controls with flaggers, lane detours/closures and/or restricted access during the project.
The scope of work is complex and brings together numerous entities, such as Atmos, Yampa Valley Electric Assoc., and Union Pacific, working together to construct the new improvements. With the start of the school year approaching, the city has been working with the transit team at the Steamboat Springs School District on potential modifications to pick up/drop off locations if required. However, none are currently planned at this time.
Under the oversight of the city’s Engineering Department, the project has hosted several public open houses, proactively reached out to effected neighborhoods and businesses as well as conducted individual meetings.
ContactBen Beall, City Engineer, 970.871.8293 or emailMike Beurskens, Civil Engineer, 970.871.8273 or