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Construction of the Yampa Street Improvements Project began May 23 and will continue the week of June 20th.
MUSTANG RALLY WEEKEND: The 8th to 9th Street block of Yampa Street has reopened to vehicular traffic on June 20th and will remain open until work resumes in this area in August. Yampa Street, between 7th and 8th Streets, will remain closed to vehicular traffic over the weekend. The intersections at 7th and 8th Streets are both open to vehicular traffic. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project.
Activities during the week of June 20 will include:
CLOSURE WEEK OF JUNE 20: Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 6th and 8th Streets, including the 7th Street intersection, until June 30th. During the period of June 20th to June 22nd, the portion of 7th Street from Yampa Street up to the public parking lot at 7th Street will also be closed to vehicular traffic, but access into the parking lot will remain open from 7th Street. Both accesses to the public parking lot next to Backdoor Sports at the 9th Street intersection have reopened. The sidewalk in front of the city’s fire station also has reopened. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project.
Maintaining access to all businesses is a priority. Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. For everyone’s safety, visitors, employees and residents are encouraged to respect all closures and to use the designated detours and parking areas.
Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.
Visitors to Yampa Street are reminded that additional nearby parking is available at the 10th Street lot as well as at the Howelsen Hill parking lots with, easy access to Yampa Street over the 9th Street pedestrian bridge.
YAMPA STREET PROGRESS UPDATE: Phase 1 of the Yampa Street Improvements Project construction continues, with Duckels Construction replacing the antiquated sanitary sewer main line. Work has moved east to the next block of Yampa Street, now between 7th and 8th Streets. Manholes are also being replaced and sewer service tie-ins are being reconnected. Enhancements to the existing stormwater conveyance infrastructure are also planned in some locations.An unrelated construction project by Fox Construction is continuing on private property between 9th and 10th Street.
PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS: Bi-weekly public information meetings are scheduled for 9 a.m. on Fridays. The next meeting is scheduled for July 1st at Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa St.
A construction hotline will be updated frequently; the number to call is 970-871-7052. Information on the overall project is available on the city’s website at: http://www.diggindowntown.com or http://www.steamboatsprings.net/yampastreet. To sign up to receive notice of project updates, go to the website, click on Notify Me, and select Downtown Improvement Project updates or send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while we work to improve your downtown.
June 20th to June 30th Closure Areas
###Contact Information:Ben Beall, City Engineer – email@example.com, 970-871-8293 Mary Brown- firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-361-0068 or Tom Schilling – email@example.com, 303-888-6734