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Posted on: May 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] South US Hwy 40 Median Spring Clean-Up Starts May 9

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-May 4, 2022-As the weather looks to become more stable in its spring pattern next week, city crews and contractors will be using the time to clean the landscaped medians along U.S. Highway 40 from Pine Grove to JD Hays Way. Crews are already underway on the Mount Werner Road medians and traffic circles.

The spring-cleaning project will begin on Monday, May 9 (weather permitting) starting at Pine Grove and working south along US Highway 40 over the next four to five days. The project should wrap up by Friday, May 13. 

Efforts will focus on removing scoria, sand, debris and road grime from pavers, garden, and mulch beds. In addition, crews will clean pavers, inspect irrigation systems, prune vegetation, and install new mulch in the eleven landscaped planter beds in this zone. 

Staff will also be assessing plant health and taking inventory of vegetation, such as trees, which may have been damaged in previous years, and replanting as necessary. 

Work typically begins at 7 AM and finishes by 4 PM. Left lanes in each direction on US 40 will be closed adjacent to work zones, so anticipate possible delays. For the safety of workers, maintain slower speeds in the work zone and drive safely. 

Colorado Barricade Company will be responsible for traffic control services during the project, while the Lawn Lady will be executing the clean-up work on behalf of the city. 

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 spring work goes directly toward ensuring the city meets these requirements under both regulations. 


Aaron Stafford, Parks Supervisor, 970.871.7025 or email
Craig Robinson, Parks, Open Space & Trails Manager, 970.871.7034 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 970-871-7031 or email

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