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Posted on: October 17, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Downtown Improvements Plan Construction Update: Yampa and Oak Street Closures Week of October 17


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 17.


CLOSURE WEEK OF OCTOBER 17: Continuing on Monday, October 17, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 6th and 8th Streets, including the 7th Street intersection. The 6th 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 routed around the sidewalk closure throughout the week. Pedestrian crossing corridors will remain open between 7th and 8th Streets and between 6th and 7th Streets. 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 October 10, Duckels Construction completed electrical, concrete and streetscape on the north and south sides between 7th and 8th streets. Electrical duct bank work is now completed between 6th and 7th Streets and additional concrete was poured for the new raised intersection at 7th Street. Landscape installations were also completed near the Green Courte offices.

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS: Bi-weekly public information meetings are scheduled for
9 a.m. on Fridays. The next meeting is scheduled for October 21st at Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa St.


CLOSURE WEEK OF October 17: On Tuesday, October 18, Oak Street at the 5th Street intersection will be restricted to one-lane of traffic. Flaggers will alternate traffic flow between 4th and 5th Street. Traffic delays should be expected. Crews will continue stormsewer pipe installation along the eastern side of 5th Street in the parking lane between the alley to the north side of Oak Street. Parking along the block will be periodically closed as the drainage pipe is installed in the parking lane and across Oak Street.

Oak Street will continue to have shoulder closures along the north side of the street between 3rd Street and 5th Street. The traveling public can expect to see construction occuring at the intersection corners. Parking will be closed along the north edge of Oak Street near the 4th Street intersection and between 4th Street and 5th Street. Work in this area will include curb and gutter and ADA accessible ramp installation.

Shoulder closures for work associated with reconstruction of the United Methodist Church are also underway along Oak Street between 7th Street and 8th Street. The City and the church are coordinating work efforts to complete work along that block this fall.

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 October 10, Native Excavating continued storm sewer pipe work along 5th Street. Underground pipe installation is now complete from Lincoln Avenue to the north side of the alley between Oak Street and Lincoln Avenue. The parking spaces along 5th Street south of the alley have been patched and the alley has been reopened. Crews also completed ADA ramps at the 3rd and Oak intersection.

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: 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

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while we work to improve your downtown.

October 17 – October 23 Closure/Work Areas:

Yampa Street 6th to 8th Street Closure Area

Oak Street and 5th Street Closure Areas

Contact Information:
Ben Beall, City Engineer –, 970-871-8293
Mary Brown-, 970-361-0068 or
Tom Schilling –, 720-504-6720

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