Yampa Street Tree Mitigation Project to Begin Next Week
Several Closures and Detours Expected Along Core Trail & Yampa Street
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-August 25, 2022- Beginning on Monday, August 29, the City of Steamboat Springs, and Aspen Tree Service will begin tree mitigation work along Yampa Street from Little Toots Park to 5th Street. Work will begin in the area of Little Toots Park and along Yampa Street between 11th and 12th Streets. As work is completed, the project will move down Yampa Street towards 5th Street.
Crews will be mitigating safety hazards by removing dead limbs and promoting the overall health of the trees. “This routine maintenance and inspections are imperative in promoting the longevity and lifespan of the trees” commented Open Space & Trails Supervisor Jenny Carey. “Not only is this important for the health of the tree, but it is also a key requirement for our annual Tree City USA designation”.
Several closures and detours will be in place during the project. The public is kindly asked to respect all closures, and follow detour signage for their safety, and the safety of the mitigation crews. The following detours and closures are currently anticipated:
• Monday, August 29 there will be a short Core Trail closure adjacent to Little Toots Park and detour around the Bud Werner Memorial Library beginning at approximately 12 PM (see map).
• Once work moves onto Yampa Street, detours will shift with the work and the public should follow
signs to either utilize Yampa Street or to cross Yampa Street and utilize the opposite sidewalk.
• The parking lot at Yampa Street and 9th Street between the Ambulance Barn and Backdoor Sports will be closed on Wednesday, August 31. No overnight parking will be allowed the night prior and closure signs will be in place the day prior to the closure.
• The parking lot at 7th Street will be closed on Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 2. No overnight parking will be allowed the night prior to, and during the closure, and signs will be in place.
The tree mitigation project is anticipated to run through Friday, September 2.
Jenny Carey, Open Space & Trails Supervisor, City of Steamboat Springs, 970-871-7014
Aaron Stafford, Parks Supervisor, City of Steamboat Springs, 970-871-7025
Emily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.7031