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Due to increased safety concerns and the complexity of the overall project, Fetcher Park Road will move to a full closure immediately as Mount Werner Water & Sanitation upgrades a main sewer trunk line in this area.
“The project team believed we might be able to accommodate keeping the road open as a one-lane closure,” said Mount Werner Water General Manager Frank Alfone. “However that is simply not possible. Safety remains our top priority and we believe this is the best course of action for both the public and crews.”
As a result of the current one-lane closure, vehicles would sometime be sitting in the railroad crossing intersection waiting to move into the park. In addition, numerous overhead electric power lines and large equipment moving through the one lane ingress/egress has created significant challenges and safety issues for crews and the public.
At this time, vehicle access is not permitted on Fetcher Park Road and parking is not permitted in the area. The full closure will be in effect through November 1.
During the full road closure, the park and public restroom remain accessible. Pedestrian and bike access is available from the Yampa River Core Trail.
In addition, a variable message board system (VMS) placed at the east of the Pine Grove Roundabout continues to provide updated project messaging, traffic control notices and closure information.
Native Excavating began work earlier this week and anticipates the bulk of the work running through November 1, with full project completion by December 1, 2019. Crews are operating from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday. Weekend work must be approved and will be communicated in advance.
Additional access to the Yampa River is available through River Creek Park, Rotary Park and Emerald Park.
ContactFrank Alfone, General Manager, Mount Werner Water & Sanitation District, 970.879.2424 or emailErnie Jenkins, Parks Supervisor, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.7025 or email