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Posted on: May 26, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update

Highlights, Closures & Delays
  • NO Work Scheduled For Memorial Day (although closures remain in effect over holiday weekend)
  • 9th Street Pedestrian Bridge Expected to OPEN Over Holiday Weekend.
  • 8th Street Parking Lot OPEN (new parking configuration and entry/exit access)
  • Yampa Street CLOSED between 10th to 12th Streets (expected to run till June 9).
  • Minor Shoulder CLOSURES between 5th to 10th Streets (no impact to traffic flow).
  • SST Bus Stops at Fairfield Inn & Elk River Road Relocated.

Yampa Street

This last week as part of Phase I, sod was installed in Workman Park and festival lights were strung between 6th and 9th Streets. Next week, crews will finish putting up the festival lighting ahead of the official public unveiling, currently scheduled for June 2. Phase II moved ahead with additional concrete pours in front of Meat & Seafood and Lockhart Auction and preparation for the concrete pour for the raised intersection at 11th and Yampa Streets. 



For the week of May 29, there could be minor shoulder closures in the blocks between 5th and 10th Streets as crews finish installation of the festival lighting system and complete punch list work. 

Further west, Yampa Street between the intersections at 10th and 12th Streets remains closed to vehicular traffic for the installation of a new concrete raised intersection at 11th Street. The 10th and 12th Street intersections will remain open to vehicular traffic. While there is no work planned for the Monday holiday, this closure will be in effect through the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and is expected to last until June 9.  
  • 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. 
Looking ahead, construction crews will move to 12th Street beginning on Monday, June 5th to start work on new curb, sidewalk and streetscape improvements along Little Toots Park and in front of Orange Peel. Work is expected to last 3 to 4 weeks and the road will remain open to all vehicular traffic during the first week of work.  Additional details will be provided in the June 2nd Weekly Construction Update. 

Bi-Weekly Public Informational Meetings run every other Friday starting at 9am in Centennial Hall where city staff and contractors share details and answer questions about the status of the project. The next meeting will be held on Friday, June 2. 

Oak Street

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Work for the week of May 29-June 2 will focus on the following two areas: 
  • The south side of Oak Street between 7th and 8th as crews reinstall pavers on the west end of the block, plant trees, finish grading and place topsoil and hydroseed. 
  • The north side of Oak Street between 6th and 7th Street where efforts get underway with the installation of sidewalk, curb, gutter and handicap ramps along the entire block. 
9th Street Pedestrian Bridge
The 9th Street pedestrian bridge is nearing completion of the refurbishment project which saw the bridge close this past April.  The project included re-decking and painting of the entire structure. The bridge connects Yampa Street and downtown to Howelsen Park. If all goes as scheduled, watch for the bridge to reopen over the coming holiday weekend.  

Steamboat Springs Transit
Due to several construction projects, Steamboat Springs Transit will be relocating two transit stops as early as next week. Beginning May 30th, the Fairfield Inn bus stop will not be available for passenger pick-up/drop-off in this location as buses will only be turning around in the driveway/US Highway 40. Passengers will need to use the Steamboat Hotel or Holiday Inn bus stops over the next three to four months due to the anticipated start of hotel construction in this area. 

On the west side of town, the Elk River Road bus stop has been temporarily moved to the east (towards downtown). Temporary bus stop signage with departure times is displayed at the stop. In addition, riders can find out when the next bus is expected to arrive with the RouteShout app available on iPhones and Androids as well as view buses in real-time via the web portal on the transit home page on the city’s website.   

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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