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Posted on: October 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Downtown Improvements Plan Construction Update: Yampa and Oak Street Closures Week of October 3

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Construction of the Yampa Street Improvements Project began May 23 and Oak Street work began September 6. Both projects will continue the week of October 3.

YAMPA STREET UPDATE:

CLOSURE WEEK OF OCTOBER 3: Continuing on Monday, October 3, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 6th and 8th Streets, including both the 6th and 7th Street intersections. The 8th Street intersection has been reopened to vehicular traffic. Portions of the sidewalk on the south side of Yampa will be closed intermittently and pedestrians will be safely routed around the sidewalk closure throughout the week. A pedestrian crossing corridor will be open between 7th and 8th Streets and the public parking lot at 7th and Yampa Street will remain open but only accessible from 7th Street.

Maintaining access to all businesses is a priority. Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. For everyone’s safety, we ask visitors, employees and residents to respect all closures and use the designated detours and parking areas. Shoppers and visitors are reminded that additional nearby parking is available at the 10th and Yampa Street parking lot, Rodeo Grounds parking lot and Howelsen Hill parking lots, with easy access to Yampa Street over the 9th or 5th Street bridges.

Construction work hours are from 7am to 7pm Monday through Thursday and 7am – 5pm on Fridays. Construction work on Saturdays will continue and workers will be authorized to work from 8am to 4pm those days.

PROGRESS UPDATE: During the week of September 26, Duckels Construction completed electrical, concrete and streetscape on the south side between 7th and 8th streets. Asphalt removal, duct bank and light pole base installations, and storm sewer installation was also completed in the 7th Street intersection.

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS: Bi-weekly public information meetings are scheduled for
9 a.m. on Fridays. The next meeting is scheduled for October 7th at Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa St.

OAK STREET UPDATE:

CLOSURE WEEK OF October 3rd: On Monday, October 3rd, Oak Street will have shoulder closures along the north side of the street between 3rd Street and 4th Street and for a portion of the block between 4th Street and 5th Street. The traveling public can expect to see construction occuring at the intersection corners and in front of Brio Salon and Spa. Parking will be closed along the north edge of Oak Street from 3rd Street to 4th Street near the intersection corners and for the eastern half of the block between 4th Street to 5th Street. Work in this area will include sidewalk and stair installation in front of Brio Salon and Spa, intersection corner curb and gutter, ADA accessible ramps, and intersection street light foundation installation.

On approximately Wednesday, October 5th, crews will begin stormsewer pipe installation along the eastern side of 5th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street. The alley connecting 4th Street and 5th Street will be closed from the 5th Street side, access to the alley will be available from 4th Street. Two way traffic will be open along 5th Street although a lane shift may be necessary. Parking along the block will be periodically closed as the drainage pipe is installed in the parking lane and to allow the lane shift in 5th Street. Work in this area will include utility relocation and stormsewer drainage infrastructure.

During the week fo October 5th, tree removals are to be scheduled at the intersection of 7th Street and Oak Street next to the Century Link building. These trees are to be removed in order to install drainage infrastructure and to allow ADA compliant sidewalk installation. The City’s consultant arborist has inspected the trees and determined that they will not likely survive construction impacts due to their current age and condition.

Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. For everyone’s safety, we ask visitors, employees and residents to respect all closures and use the designated detours and parking areas. The project team will continue to communicate with individual owners and tenants on Oak Street as work progresses.

PROGRESS UPDATE: During the week of September 26, Native Excavating completed backfill of drainage improvements at the intersection of 4th and Oak Streets, finished segments of concrete curb and gutter and placed topsoil from 3rd Street to 4th Street, performed street light conduit boring at 4th Street and 8th Street, and performed utility location exploration at 5th Street and 7th Street.

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: www.diggindowntown.com. 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 downtown@steamboatsprings.net.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while we work to improve your downtown.

October 3rd – October 9th Closure/Work Areas:

Yampa Street 6th to 8th Street Closure Area

Oak Street and 5th Street Closure Areas


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Contact Information:
Ben Beall, City Engineer – bbeall@steamboatsprings.net, 970-871-8293
Mary Brown- mary@intermountainpublicaffairs.com, 970-361-0068 or
Tom Schilling – ts@intermountainpublicaffairs.com, 720-504-6720

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