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Posted on: June 23, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - June 26-30, 2017

Highlights, Closures & Delays
  • Yampa Street remains CLOSED at the intersection of 12th Street
  • Shoulder CLOSURE on both sides of Yampa Street between 10th & 11th Streets
  • Sidewalk CLOSURE at the corner of 12th & Lincoln Avenue
  • Oak Street may see some parking and bike lane CLOSURES around work zones
  • Upper Wells Fargo Bank Parking Lot expected to CLOSE on July 6th 
Yampa Street
Phase II saw ongoing work on hardscape installations on the 12th Street corridor near Little Toots Park with sidewalk, curb, gutter and landscaping. A new fire hydrant across from Meat & Seafood was installed as was new water service to Eriksen Cycles/Orange Peel.   



Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of June 26-30 include:
  • The intersection of 12th & Yampa and on 12th St. between Yampa and the alley will be closed to vehicular traffic.
  • A sidewalk closure at the corner of 12th & Lincoln next to the Land Title building will also be in place.  
  • Pedestrian access from the alley at 12th Street to Orange Peel has reopened.
  • A shoulder closure goes into effect on both sides of Yampa Street between 10th and 11th Streets; however, vehicular access will remain open through this area. 
  • Pedestrians will be diverted around the closures. 

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 and north side of Yampa 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. 

Oak Street
Work for the week of June 26-30 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, north side of 8th to 9th Streets and north side of 9th to 10th Streets. 
  • Installation of curb, gutter, handicap ramps and one piece of sidewalk replacement takes place on the south side of Oak between 9th & 10th Streets.
  • Beginning on Monday, work starts on curb, gutter and sidewalks with the possibility of pouring concrete toward the end of the week in this section. 
  • The upper Wells Fargo parking lot will remain open until July 6th at which time the lot will be closed until construction is complete. 

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 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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