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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-June 2, 2020-The largest section of roads included in the annual paving project this summer is the nine block stretch of Oak Street, which is receiving a complete overhaul starting tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3.
“Oak Street has undergone a comprehensive redesign bringing sidewalks and safer crossings, landscaping and lighting along this popular thoroughfare,” commented Streets Superintendent David Van Winkle. “This is the final piece to that work, which has transformed this street into one that is utilized by all modes of transportation in a safe manner.”
The project is broken down in three phases – milling, paving and striping. Crews will begin installing NO PARKING signage this afternoon and then all on-street parking will be closed tomorrow and Thursday along Oak Street for milling operations. The milling phase, which removes 2” of the old asphalt surface, is expected to run through Thursday and traffic control will be in effect during the work.
The temporary milled layer of roadway will remain open for travel until paving operations move in the following week around June 9. A new layer of asphalt will be applied the entire length of Oak Street over three days. Crews will tackle sections of Oak Street and detours and delays may be encountered as they move along the road.
The final component applies new paint to the roadway for traffic lines and markings. This should be underway around June 20 and completed that same day, weather permitting. Digital message boards will be placed at each end of Oak to provide project information.
“We should be through the area pretty quickly for milling and paving if everyone follows traffic control and adheres to the no parking requirements,” continued Van Winkle. “If that isn’t the case, the impacts will last longer, which is something we would prefer to avoid.”
This year’s paving project includes approximately 6,200 tons of asphalt and 42,000 square yards of milling on eight city streets and one parking lot is included as part of the project. The $823,000 contract was awarded to Elam Construction.
ContactDavid Van Winkle, Streets Superintendent, 970.879.1807 or emailTom Martindale, Streets Supervisor, 970.879.1807 or email