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Posted on: June 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - June 5-9, 2017

Highlights, Closures & Delays
  • Yampa Street Festival Lighting Ceremony TONIGHT at 7:30pm in Workman Park.
  • Yampa Street remains CLOSED between 10th to 12th Streets
    • 11th Street & Yampa Intersection Anticipated to REOPEN on June 9
    • 12th Street & Yampa Intersection Planned to CLOSE on June 9
  • Minor Shoulder CLOSURES between 5th to 7th Streets on Yampa on June 6-7 (no impact to traffic flow).
  • Full Block CLOSURE between 6th to 7th Street on Yampa on June 7 (will reopen ahead of event on June 9) 
Yampa Street
As part of Phase I, final connections were made on the festival lighting system this past week. The system was tested and the official unveiling is scheduled for this evening at 7:30pm in Workman Park. Phase II saw crews wrapping up work on the new concrete raised intersection at 11th and Yampa.  Additional concrete pours were completed in front of Lockhart Auction and Orange Peel and pavers were installed between Lockhart Auction and Meat & Seafood Company.  

Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of June 5-9 in the 10th to 12th Street block include:
  • No vehicular traffic between the intersections of 10th and 12th Streets as crews finish installing a new concrete raised intersection at 11th Street. The 10th and 12th Street intersections remain open to vehicular traffic and a portion of this area will also reopen for better vehicular access to the Meat & Seafood Company. This area of Yampa Street is expected to completely reopen to vehicular traffic on June 9th. 
  • Beginning on Monday, crews will move to 12th Street between Yampa and Lincoln Ave. and start concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk installation along Little Toots Park and in front of Orange Peel. This portion of the project is expected to last 3 to 4 weeks and the road will remain open to all vehicular traffic during the first week of work. Little Toots Park will also remain open to the public but access points may be limited.  
  • Beginning on June 9, the 11th Street intersection will reopen and subsequently the 12th Street intersection will close to vehicular traffic. The 12th Street closure is expected to last up to 2-3 weeks
This work is associated with the Yampa Street Phase II improvements which is expected to be completed by November 1, 2017. During this scope of the project
  • Pedestrian and bicycle access will remain open via the core trail in all work areas
  • Pedestrians will be routed to the core trail to safely get around the work zones
  • All businesses will remain accessible at all times
Yampa Street Phase I efforts continue to wrap up over the coming week-June 5-9-with minor shoulder closures in the blocks between 5th and 7th Streets on June 6 and 7 and a full block closure between 6th and 7th Streets on June 7 as crews finish asphalt patchback work. The work is expected to be brief and all areas will be reopened ahead of the HOG event scheduled for June 9.


Bi-Weekly Public Informational Meetings run every other Friday at 9am in Centennial Hall (Rm 113/114) 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 16. 

Oak Street



Work for the week of June 5-9 on Oak Street will focus on the following two areas: 
  • The south side of Oak Street between 7th and 8th as crews set pavers sidewalk on the west end of the block, finish grading and placing topsoil. 
  • The north side of Oak Street between 6th and 7th Street where efforts continue with pouring concrete for sidewalk, curb, gutter and splash curb, finishing grading and placing topsoil.  

Steamboat Springs Transit
Due to several construction projects, Steamboat Springs Transit has relocated two transit stops. 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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