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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-July 9, 2021-Various projects across the city are moving through different phases as work focuses on improvements and infrastructure enhancements. The following provides a brief update on city and non-city projects.
Mt. Werner/Steamboat Blvd RoundaboutCity of Steamboat Springs
The project reopened one-lane traffic in each direction through the construction site prior to the July 4th holiday weekend and access to the mountain village remains open. The speed limit through the site has been reduced to 15mph and is actively being enforced. Pedestrian and bicycle access is also available on the soft surface material through a defined path. While Mt. Werner Road has reopened, there is still no access from Mt. Werner Rd to Steamboat Blvd at this time. Access to Steamboat Blvd is anticipated to be available in mid-August.
Even with the reopening of traffic access, project construction efforts will continue in full force through late October to early November. Work runs from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday. The project team hosts bi-weekly virtual meetings at 10am with the next meetings scheduled for July 16, and July 30. engagesteamboat.net/roundabout
US40 Sidewalk ProjectCity of Steamboat Springs
Duckels Construction continues work on the US40 West Sidewalk project, which looks to install sidewalk on the river side of US40 between the Community Center and Loggers Lane, as well as on the hill side of US40 between Indian Trails and Conestoga Circle.
Contractors continue utility work on the south side of US40. Next week, crews are planning to start clearing and grubbing on the north side of the roadway as well as installing a manhole and rerouting the gas line on the south side between Windermere Garden Center and Cinco de Mayo restaurant. Travelers should anticipate shoulder closures on both sides of US40; however, access to all businesses will remain open.
Rodeo Grounds Paving ProjectCity of Steamboat Springs
The project has shut down until August due to the ProRodeo Series events taking place this month. Work is expected to begin again on Monday, August 2 and run through November 1. Electrical service for the EV charging stations and parking lot lighting will get underway after the break.
Paving/StripingCity of Steamboat Springs
The second phase of the paving/striping project is anticipated to start on July 19 or 20, weather dependent. Striping on the newly paved roads will take place over two days and there should be minimal impacts to travelers.
Paving was completed on 27 roadways earlier this summer and striping was delayed due to a paint shortage.
Parks & Recreation ProjectCity of Steamboat Springs
Several projects are underway or in design/contractor phase across Howelsen Hill and the park system including the new chairlift, Ice Complex expansion, Snake Island Bridge and Yampa River Restoration behind the Flour Mill.
At Howelsen Hill, Geotech crews will be onsite starting this Friday for drilling. The work is anticipated to last four to five weeks and will be contained to the on-hill area. The lift project is scheduled to continue through early October.
The Ice Complex expansion project has been awarded and work is scheduled to begin in mid-August, but the city would like to accelerate the start date to early August. The expansion project is targeting a February 2022 completion date.
The Snake Island Bridge project is still scheduled to get underway August 2 and the Yampa River Restoration work will now break ground in late August. Both projects will have impacts and detours to the Yampa River Core Trail.
Other Agency Projects
Mt. Werner Water Sewer InterceptorMt Werner Water & Sanitation District
This week, Mt. Werner Water moved to the next segment of the Sewer Interceptor Replacement Project which requires a shoulder closure and reconfiguring the on-ramp access for travelers heading from Mt Werner Road to US40 westbound toward downtown Steamboat Springs.
This segment of work, which runs through mid-October, installs 3,000 liner feet of new pipe along and under US40 and the westbound on-ramp of Mt. Werner Road. The through lanes of US 40 will not be impacted by construction.
Project work will run Monday-Friday during daylight hours with no work currently anticipated on weekends. The closure and detour along the Yampa River Core Path between Rotary Park and Fetcher Pond and the new on-ramp impacts will remain in effect through mid-October.
US40 Chip SealColorado Department of Transportation
This project has started at the top of Rabbit Ears and is working its way down the pass to the valley floor. Work will move into town in early August with the 3rd Street to Walton Creek segment targeted for mid-August.
US40 Chip Seal will take place on 14.0 miles and consists of a chip seal overlay from mile post (MP) 132.7 to MP 146.7, basically from 3rd Street to the west summit of Rabbit Ears Pass. The project also includes pavement markings and traffic control.
Those interested in staying up to date on the US 40 Chip Seal project and work schedule can do so by visiting the project web site at codot.gov/projects/us40-steamboat-chipseal. The public information line is 970.274.7320 and the email is email@example.com.
Selbe HouseRoutt County
Earlier this year, the Selbe House, a log cabin situated on Oak Street near the intersection of 6th Street was awarded to Steamboat Mountain School to make room for the new Health and Human Services Building. The log building will be moved to Steamboat Mountain School during the early morning hours on Tuesday, July 13 between 2am and 7am. The proposed route will use Oak Street to Fish Creek Falls Road; then left onto Amethyst toward the school. The project should be outside the city limits well before the morning commute with little to no impact.
7th Street School District BuildingSteamboat Springs School District
The district is installing a snow melt system in front of the building located on 7th Street between Pine and Aspen Streets. The project is anticipated to take about a week to complete and pedestrians will encounter a detour when traveling this area.
ContactBen Beall, City Engineer, 970.871.8293 or emailDanny Paul, Project Manager & Public Works Engineer, 970.871.8210 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.220 or ema