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The City of Steamboat Springs and Duckels Construction have begun construction to install a new concrete trail near the intersection of US Highway 40 and Walton Creek Road, near Casey’s Pond.
In 2010 the City was awarded a grant by the Federal Highway Administration thru the Colorado Department of Transportation for designing and constructing a new concrete trail around the perimeter of Casey’s Pond, known as the Casey’s Pond trail project. Design work was conducted by local engineer Bob Furman of Civil Design Consultants.
The Casey’s Pond trail project will construct a new 400 linear foot segment of concrete trail adjacent along Walton Creek Road and will replace a seriously degraded asphalt trail along Highway 40 with a 650 linear foot concrete trail. Once complete, this project will enable pedestrians and bicyclists to safely commute between trails in the mountain area and make connections to the Owl Hoot Trail, Pine Grove Road and Highway 40 corridors and will enhance bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
The project is expected to last into June depending on weather conditions. The overall construction cost is roughly $300,000.
Vehicular traffic using Walton Creek Rd. should expect periodic delays and there will also be pedestrian and bicycle detours thru the Casey’s Pond Senior Living trail throughout the duration of construction. The traveling public is urged to use caution and please slow down for the cone zone!
Please contact the City’s Project Manager, Danny Paul, at 871-8210 with any questions regarding this project.