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Posted on: June 16, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update

Highlights, Closures & Delays
  • Yampa Street remains CLOSED at the intersection of 12th Street
  • The alley between 11th and 12th will be CLOSED the afternoon of June 19 and into Tuesday, June 20
  • Oak Street may see some parking lane CLOSURES around work zones

Phase II saw the 11th and Yampa Street intersection reopen ahead of schedule to traffic on Friday, June 9. Crews continued to work on hardscape installation on the 12th Street corridor near Little Toots Park, put in a new fire hydrant and new water service to Eriksen Cycles/Orange Peel, and worked to abandon an existing fire hydrant.  

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Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of June 19-23 include:
  • The intersection of 12th & Yampa will be closed to vehicular traffic and on 12th St. between Yampa and the alley.
  • Beginning the afternoon of June 19 and into Tuesday, June 20, the alley between 11th and 12th Streets will be closed to vehicles while crews abandon an existing water service to the Eriksen Cycles/Orange Peel building. The closure should reopen by the end of the day on June 20. During this time, the best access to businesses in this area will be via Yampa Street or Lincoln Avenue.
  • Work is also expected to commence near the 10th & Yampa parking lot frontage; however, Yampa will remain open to vehicular traffic on this block.
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
  • Little Toots Park will remain open throughout construction but access may be limited.
  • Pedestrian and bicycle access remains 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 Yampa Street project. The next meeting will be held on Friday, June 30. 


The Oak Street project continues to roll right along.  Native started on the north side of 8th to 9th Streets ahead of schedule and is currently working on both sides of the 9th to 10th Street block.


Work for the week of June 19-23 on Oak Street will focus across several blocks: 
  • Hydro-seeding (show in green on map) will occur on the north side of 6th to 7th Streets, south side of 7th to 8th Streets and north side of 8th to 9th Streets. 
  • Crews will finish up concrete work with sidewalks, splash curb and stamped colored concrete on the north side of 9th to 10th Streets.  
  • The south side of 9th to 10th Streets is prepping for the installation of a storm sewer near 10th Street; curb, gutter, splash curb and handicap ramps; and replacement of a sidewalk section in front of the Elkins House.   
  • Moving back east along Oak, crews begin setting up for curb, gutter and sidewalk along 4th and Oak Streets.


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.   


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.


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 and 7am-5pm on Friday.  

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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