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Posted on: May 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - May 8-12, 2017

The City of Steamboat Springs’ Weekly Construction Update for the Week of May 8-12, 2017.  Closures continue on Yampa Street and the 9th Street Pedestrian Bridge, Oak Street preps to move to the block of 6th to 7th Streets and CDOT’s US40 Steamboat West project expected to start work.   

Closures & Delays

  • Yampa Street CLOSED between 6th & 7th Streets.  
  • Yampa Street CLOSED between 10th to 12th Streets (expected to run into early June).
  • 9th Street Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED – NO ACCESS ACROSS THE BRIDGE
  • 8th Street Parking Lot remains CLOSED (portion of lot may be available depending upon work).
  • Some bike and parking lane CLOSURES on Oak Street between 8th-9th Streets (no impacts to travel lanes).
Oak Street
This past week, the Oak Street project was focused around Oak Street Plaza and the 8th Street parking lot. 




Work for the week of May 8-12 will including the following areas:
  • South side of Oak from 8th – 9th with laying concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk; asphalt patching; as well as prepping for mill and overlay of parking lot, which is expected to occur the week of May 15th.
  • Once crews have finished the Oak/8-9 St block, handicap ramp prep work starts at the NW corner of 7th and Oak. 
  • After ramp prep, efforts move to the north side of Oak from 6th to 7th prepping for curb, gutter and sidewalk as well as placing a curb inlet at about the mid-point in the block.
  • There is an inlet on the north side of Oak between 8th and 9th that will be installed as time allows (impact limited to immediate vicinity of the work with only parking and bike lane closures)
  • All work will be contained within the bike lane and parking lane with no roadway lane closures.

Yampa Street
This past week, curb, gutter and sidewalk concrete work continued in the 5th and 6th Street blocks, festival pole bases were poured at the corner of 6th & Yampa and installed between 9th and 10th Streets. The decorative lights, which will hang from these poles crisscrossing the street, are anticipated to be installed later in the month. Phase II work commenced in the current work zone with concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk poured in front of the Double Z as well as a new retaining wall installed in front of the Meat & Seafood Co. In addition, efforts continue on a new concrete raised intersection at 11th & Yampa. 




Phase I: A one-block closure remains in effect for May 8-12 on Yampa Street between the intersections of 6th and 7th Streets, which remain open to vehicular traffic during closure.
  • Work will be focused between Sake2U and Workman Park frontage on Yampa Street. 
  • 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, 635 Yampa St., and Sake2U, 609 Yampa St., is from the 7th Street intersection side. 
  • Workman and Ski Town Lion’s parks remain open to the public throughout construction.
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Phase II:
Yampa Street is closed to vehicular traffic between the intersections at 10th to 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. 
  • Access to the Double Z from Yampa Street will re-opened this week. 
  • Pedestrian and bicycle access will remain open via the Core Trail in this area; with pedestrians from the north side routed to the Core Trail to safely navigate the work zone.
  • 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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Bi-Weekly Public Informational Meetings kicked off this morning and will run every other Friday starting at 9am in Centennial Hall where the city staff and contractors share details about the status of the project. The next meeting will be held on May 19. 

9th Street Pedestrian 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.  

US 40 Steamboat West 
CDOT Logo_sm_thumb.pngStarting the week of May 8, motorists can expect daytime lane closures eastbound after 9 AM, and westbound before 4 PM; the speed will be reduced to 25 mph. Significant impacts to traffic are expected to begin mid-May at the Elk River Road intersection and peak after paving crews begin the resurfacing operations in June and July.

Those interested in staying up to date on the project and work schedule can do so by visiting the project web site at (click on the ALERTS icon in the upper right corner, follow the instructions to sign up for “US 40 Steamboat Springs” under the Projects list). The project public information line is 970-819-3558.

Businesses Open
Maintaining access to all businesses is a priority and all business remain open during construction. 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 at Sign up to receive project updates at (click on Notify Me, and select Downtown Improvement Project) or send an email request to

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City of Steamboat Springs Projects
Ben Beall, City Engineer, City of Steamboat Springs
970-871-8293 |

US 40 Steamboat West
Tracy Trulove, Region 3 Communications Manager
CDOT | 970-366-2502 (c) | 

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