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Posted on: May 12, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - May 15 - 19, 2017

Weekly Construction Update

May 15-19, 2017


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).

Yampa Street

This past week, concrete work continued in the 5th and 6th Street blocks with curb, gutter and sidewalk installations. Phase II work included moving a fire hydrant at the 11th Street intersection and storm sewer installations also completed in that area. Backfill was placed at the new retaining wall at Meat & Seafood as crews work toward pouring a new concrete patio. 

Phase I: The one-block closure between 6th and 7th Streets will continue for the week of May 15th. Both these intersections will remain open to vehicular traffic. This block of Yampa Street is expected to reopen to vehicular traffic late in the week

  • Pedestrians will be routed to the south side of the street of this block during this time.
  • Work will be focused on the south side of the 6th Street intersection, near Workman Park, and in front of a vacant property at the corner of 6th & Yampa.
  • The new sidewalk located immediately in front Steamboat Realty & Lawyer’s Group and Sake2U is now open. 
  • Workman and Ski Town Lions Parks remain open but may have limited access in some areas.

Phase II: Also continuing the week of May 15, Yampa Street remains closed to vehicular traffic between the intersections at 10th and 12th Streets as crews continue work to install a new concrete raised intersection at 11th Street. The 10th and 12th Street intersections will remain open to vehicular traffic. This closure is expected to last until early June.

  • Access to Double Z from Yampa Street is open
  • 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.
  • Businesses will 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.

Bi-Weekly Public Informational Meetings will run every other Friday starting at 9am in Centennial Hall where city staff and contractors share details about the status of the project. The next meeting will be held on May 19.

Oak Street

Work for the week of May 15-19, work focus on the following areas:

  • 8th and Oak parking lot is to be milled and overlaid with asphalt and restriped and trees will be installed on the entire block. 
  • 7th to 8th south side construction will continue, placing concrete sidewalk, resetting existing paver sidewalk and installing curb and gutter.
  • NW corner of 7th & Oak – install handicap ramps with stamped colored concrete at the corner.
  • 6th to 7th north side construction will begin with prep work for the concrete sidewalk and curb and gutter.


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

Those interested in staying up to date on the US 40 Steamboat West 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). 

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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