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Posted on: April 14, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Construction Update – Week of 4/17/17

Construction Updates for Yampa Street, Oak Street and the 9th Street Pedestrian Bridge over the upcoming week are outlined below:  

9th STREET PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE - Week of April 17th

  • Starting Monday, April 17 – 9th Street Pedestrian Bridge Closed – No Access 
9th Street Ped Bridge wo text_thumb.jpgBeginning Monday, April 17th, the 9th Street pedestrian bridge will be closed for a refurbishment project that includes re-decking and painting of the entire structure. The bridge project is anticipated to last approximately one month, weather permitting. There will be NO ACCESS ACROSS THE BRIDGE during the duration of the project.  

Access to Howelsen Hill and the amenities on Howelsen Parkway from downtown will be via 5th Street to Howelsen Parkway.  A signed detour will be posted for the duration of the project from the intersection of 5th Street and Howelsen Parkway to the Ambulance/Search & Rescue Barn on Yampa Street.  

YAMPA STREET - Week of April 17th

  • Starting Monday, April 17 – Yampa Street Closed to vehicular traffic between 6th & 7th Street Intersections (up to 3 to 4 week closure expected). 
This past week, work was finished stabilizing the river bank between Workman and Ski Town Lion’s parks; pedestrian light pole bases and sidewalks were installed along Bank of the West, demolition work was completed and curb, gutters and sidewalk were installed in front of the building at 635 Yampa Street; electrical wiring for the new festival lighting system wrapped up, and grading work along Bank of the West Yampa Street frontage began.


Efforts will focus on the following areas for the upcoming week on Yampa Street:

  • Starting on Monday, April 17th, Yampa Street will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic between the intersections of 6th and 7th Streets. Those intersections will remain open to vehicular traffic during the closure on Yampa Street, which is anticipated to last up to 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Pedestrians will be routed to the north side of the street of this block during the closure.
  • Work will be focused near Sake2U and also at the Bank of the West’s Yampa Street frontage as crews work on demo, grading and concrete work. Sake2U will be closed beginning April 17th.
  • Access to the Steamboat Realty & Lawyer’s Group building located at 635 Yampa St. will be from the 7th Street intersection side. 
  • Parking along 6th Street, near the Bank of the West, is expected to re-open sometime during the week
  • Workman and Ski Town Lion’s parks remain open to the public throughout construction. 
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OAK STREET - Week of April 17th

  • Monday, April 17 - North side of 7th Street at Oak Street
  • Tuesday, April 18 - South side of 7th Street & Oak (no access to Oak on 7th St from Lincoln Ave)
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For the upcoming week, work will focus on the following areas along Oak Street: 

  • 8th & Oak Street parking lot work resumes with pouring concrete for curb, gutter, sidewalks, and entry off of Oak Street (photo above).
  • Work moves to the west side of Block 15 (8th-9th south) on the Oak Street side of Oak Street Plaza and in front of Backdoor Burger.
  • 7th and Oak Streets intersection storm sewer improvements will result in a FULL CLOSURE of 7th Street. On Monday, 7th Street will be CLOSED on the north side of the intersection.  On Tuesday, 7th Street will be CLOSED on the south side of the intersection. Detour signage will be placed appropriately to warn roadway users.  Tuesday will be the most significant impact as motorists turning onto 7th from Lincoln Avenue will not be able to get to Oak Street.
  • Storm sewer work begins on the south side of Oak Street from 10th Street up towards 9th, roughly about 100 feet.  There will be minimal parking closures, but those will be contained to work zone only. 
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Phase II, which is concentrated between 9th and 12th streets including the side-streets of 11th and 12th, is scheduled to begin in late April. Additional information will be provided ahead of the start of Phase II. 

Maintaining access to all businesses is a priority. Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. Please respect all closures and use the designated detours and parking areas. Construction hours run from 7am-7pm Monday through Thursday; 7am-5pm on Fridays; and 8am-4pm on Saturday (if necessary).  

The Diggin Downtown Hotline, (970) 871-7052, will be updated frequently during the project. Information on the overall project is available online at: Sign up to receive project updates online at, click on Notify Me, and select Downtown Improvement Project updates or send an email request to 

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