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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-June 5, 2020-Getting across busy Pine Grove Road will become a lot easier and a whole lot safer after a two hundred-thousand-dollar project installs a new pedestrian crossing and median between the existing Steamboat Springs Transit bus stops.
“There hasn’t been a clear path to get across the road in this area which has led to conflicts for pedestrians and motorists,” stated City Engineer Ben Beall. “This project will clearly define routes and enhance safety on this busy street.”
The project zone is located within Pine Grove Road between Lincoln Avenue and Rollingstone Drive adjacent to the Safeway, new Residence Inn by Marriott and Pine Grove Business Center. A formal pedestrian crossing with active warning signs will be installed. In addition, a median will create a pedestrian refuge in the center of the road and formalize turning movements to adjacent properties. New streetlights will illuminate the crosswalk at night.
Native Excavating will place traffic control starting next week and perform utility work that same week. As a result, center lane closures of Pine Grove Road will occur for 2 to 3 days. Left turns in and out of the Pine Grove Center/Ski Haus access will be limited while crews are staged in the roadway. The SST shelters will be temporarily removed while work is being performed and may be temporarily relocated or closed.
Crews will complete enhancements to the transit shelters and complete utility work along the shoulder on the southside of Pine Grove Rd in front of Pine Grove Center during the week of June 15. At that time, traffic will be shifted within Pine Grove Rd to the north. Access from the Pine Grove Center front parking lot may experience limited impacts. Future traffic patterns will be announced as the project moves to the northside and center of Pine Grove Rd near the Safeway stop.
Construction is intended to run over the next two months and coincide with the completion of the new hotel this summer. The $200,000 project is being constructed by Native Excavating with design by Baseline Engineering. The project is partially funded by a $40,000 contribution from the Residence Inn by Marriott development project.
ContactBen Beall, City Engineer, 970.871.8293 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email