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Posted on: June 9, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - June 12-16, 2017

Highlights, Closures & Delays
  • Yampa Street remains CLOSED between 10th to 12th Streets
    • 11th Street & Yampa Intersection anticipated to REOPEN on June 10
    • 12th Street & Yampa Intersection expected to CLOSE on June 10
  • Oak Street may see some parking lane CLOSURES around work zones

Yampa Street
As part of Phase I, the new festival lighting system was unveiled and officially turned on last week. In addition, asphalt patch work was completed between 6th to 7th Streets. Phase II saw crews complete the new concrete raised intersection at 11th and Yampa and finished up asphalt patches for reopening that intersection on June 10.    
       
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Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of June 12-16 include:
  • Crews moved to 12th Street between Yampa and Lincoln Ave. and are working on concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk installation along Little Toots Park and in front of Orange Peel. Little Toots Park will also remain open to the public but access points may be limited.  
  • Also this week, crews will commence work on utility installations which may cause a water shut off tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, 6/13.
  • The 11th Street intersection will reopen and subsequently the 12th Street intersection will close to vehicular traffic on Saturday, June 10. The 12th Street closure is expected to last up to 2-3 weeks
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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

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
The Oak Street project continues to roll right along.  Native is exceeding expectations and started on the north side of 8th to 9th ahead of schedule this past week.

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Work for the week of June 12-16 on Oak Street will focus on four blocks: 
  • The north side of 6th to 7th Streets as crews undertake remaining concrete work (private sidewalk connections and driveway gutter pan), tree planting and hydro-seeding. 
  • The south side of 7th and 8th Streets as crews pour concrete driveway, plant trees and hydro-seed. 
  • The north side of 8th to 9th Streets as work moves from storm sewer inlet to concrete work for curb, gutter and handicap ramps.
  • The north side of 9th to 10th Streets begins with prep work for curb, gutter, sidewalks and handicap ramps. 
  • The south side of 9th to 10th Streets sees storm sewer pipe and inlet installation at the corner of 10th and Oak.   
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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 
The project is progressing on schedule, with paving on US 40 beginning on Monday, June 12, now that the milling is complete. Paving operations will result in the same "typical" travel delays, which have been up to 10-15 minutes, depending upon traffic volumes.

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 bit.ly/us40-SW (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 www.diggindowntown.com. Sign up to receive project updates at steamboatsprings.net (click on Notify Me, and select Downtown Improvement Project) or send an email request to downtown@steamboatsprings.net

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Contact:
City of Steamboat Springs Projects
Ben Beall, City Engineer, City of Steamboat Springs
970-871-8293 | bbeall@steamboatsprings.net

US 40 Steamboat West
Tracy Trulove, Region 3 Communications Manager
CDOT | 970-366-2502 (c) | tracy.trulove@state.co.us 

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