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Posted on: April 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Construction Update - Week of 5/1/17

YAMPA STREET – Phase I & II

CLOSURE 
  • Yampa Street Closed between 6th & 7th Streets (continues May 1-5).  
  • Yampa Street Closed between 10th to 12th Streets (closed on April 24th - lasting 4 to 6 weeks).
This past week, as part of Phase I work, curb, gutter and sidewalk installations continued in the 5th and 6th Street blocks and the Bank of the West’s new driveway was poured and reopened. Phase II progress started off with removals at the 11th Street intersection and in front of the Meat & Seafood Company. 

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For the upcoming week of May 1-5, works focuses on the following areas on Yampa Street:
  • One-block CLOSURE remains in effect on Yampa Street to vehicular traffic between the intersections of 6th and 7th Streets. Those intersections remain open to vehicular traffic during the closure. 
    • Work will be focused along the Bank of the West’s southeasterly frontage on Yampa Street and within the road closure area in front of Sake2U. 
    • Pedestrians will be routed to the north side of the street of this block during the closure.
    • Access to the Steamboat Realty & Lawyer’s Group building located at 635 Yampa St. continues to be from the 7th Street intersection side. 
    • Workman and Ski Town Lion’s parks remain open to the public throughout construction. 
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  • Also continuing on Monday, May 1, Yampa Street will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic between the intersections at 10th and 12th Streets as crews install a new concrete raised intersection. The 10th and 12th Street intersections remain open to vehicular traffic and this closure is expected to last until early June. 
    • A small area in front of Double Z will also be closed during the week as crews install new curb and gutter and sidewalk in front of the restaurant. Pedestrian and bicycle access will remain open via the core trail in this area. 
    • Pedestrians will be routed from the north side to the core trail to safely navigate the work zone.
    • Businesses remain accessible at all times.
    • This work is associated with the Yampa Street Phase II improvements which is expected to be completed by November 1, 2017.

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9th STREET PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE


CLOSURE 
9th Street Pedestrian Bridge Closed – NO ACCESS ACROSS THE BRIDGE

The 9th Street pedestrian bridge is CLOSED for a refurbishment project that includes re-decking and painting of the entire structure. Access to Howelsen Hill and the amenities on Howelsen Parkway from downtown is via 5th Street to Howelsen Parkway.  A signed detour from the intersection of 5th Street and Howelsen Parkway to the Ambulance/Search & Rescue Barn on Yampa Street is posted.  


OAK STREET

CLOSURE
8th Street Parking Lot remains closed (portion of lot may be available depending upon work).
Some parking lane closures on Oak Street between 8th-9th Streets (no impacts to travel lanes).

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For the upcoming week of May 1-5, work will be contained to Block 15 or 8th – 9th South working on the 8th & Oak parking lot and around Oak Street Plaza on the corner of Oak Street and 9th Street. 

  • Efforts continue on the south side of 8th-9th on Oak Street with concrete paving of the sidewalk and entry way of the 8th & Oak Parking Lot as well as around the west side of the block including a sidewalk replacement along 9th Street in front of Oak Street Plaza.  Asphalt patching is expected to begin this week, weather permitting. Work will be restricted to parking lane closures only with no impacts to travel lanes.
  • On the north side of Oak between 8th & 9th, a new storm sewer inlet will be installed with minimal impact, only parking adjacent to the work area will be closed off.
  • If work progresses as anticipated and weather permitting, crews could move to the NW corner of the 7th/Oak intersection to begin concrete prep for handicap accessible ramps.

Maintaining access to all businesses is a priority. Signage and wayfinding 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: www.diggindowntown.com. Sign up to receive project updates online at steamboatsprings.net, click on Notify Me, and select Downtown Improvement Project updates or send an email request to downtown@steamboatsprings.net

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

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