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Posted on: April 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] U.S. Highway 40 & Mt. Werner Road Median Clean-Up

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-April 5, 2020-With fewer cars on the road over the next few weeks, city crews will be using the time to clean the landscaped medians along U.S. Highway 40 from downtown to JD Hays Way, as well as the Mount Werner Road medians and traffic circles. 

During these ever-changing times, the city is working to maintain services at the highest levels in the safest manner possible. With this in mind, projects that are vital to transportation and city infrastructure will continue to be implemented. Staff performing these duties are adhering to all current state and local orders, including wearing face protection and maintaining the proper social distancing. 

The city operates under an MS4 Stormwater Program as well as a Particulate Matter-10 Air Quality Maintenance Program from the State of Colorado. These permits require the city take measures to control particulates from entering the air and waterways. The Median Project goes directly toward ensuring the city meets these requirements under both regulations. 

The spring-cleaning project will begin on Monday, April 6 (weather permitting) focusing on the Mount Werner Road medians along with the Steamboat Resort base area medians and traffic circles. The following week, crews will shift to U.S. Highway 40. Efforts focus on removing scoria, debris and road grime from turf, garden and mulch beds, cleaning up pavers, inspecting irrigation systems and pruning and mulching of landscaped areas. 

Work typically begins after 8 AM and finishes by 4 PM to minimize impacts. Left lanes may be closed in both directions, so expect possible delays. Please slowdown in project areas and drive safely. Thank you in advance for your patience. 


Ernie Jenkins, Parks Supervisor, 970.871.7025 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 970-871-7031 or email

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