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Posted on: June 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - July 3-7, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • 12th Street and intersection at 12th & Yampa OPEN to vehicular traffic before July 4th weekend
  • NO Work over Holiday Weekend (Saturday-Tuesday)
  • Weekend Overflow Parking Available at Steamboat Springs High School & Stockbridge Transit Center
  • Upper Wells Fargo Parking lot will be OPEN for holiday weekend; then CLOSE Thursday, July 6. Exercise caution when accessing and using the lot.
  • 10th Street between Yampa and alley to CLOSE for one to two days between July 5-7
  • Parking on Oak between 3rd to 4th & 4th Street from Oak St south to the alley to CLOSE July 5-7. Right turn lane onto 3rd on eastbound Oak St will also CLOSE.
Yampa Street

After an efficient couple of weeks, Duckels’ efforts are winding down in the 12th & Yampa corridor. Crews completed a new storm drain installation, a new concrete bulb-out near Orange Peel, and finishing touches on the new Little Toots Park frontage including installation of pavers and boulders. 


As a result of hard work by construction crews and project managers, critical progress has been completed enabling the 12th & Yampa area to reopen to vehicular traffic ahead of the popular 4th of July weekend. Beginning at the end of the work day on Friday, June 30th, Yampa Street will open to vehicular traffic from end-to-end, including 12th Street and some of the parking areas in front of Little Toots Park. There will continue to be some minor shoulder closures and pedestrian detours over the weekend and into early next week. 

Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of July 5-7 include:
  • Crews will get a break as no construction is planned on Monday, July 3 or Tuesday, July 4. Work will resume on Wednesday, July 5
  • Beginning on July 5, efforts will focus in two new work zone areas – along the south side of Yampa Street in front of the public parking lot at 9th Street, and along the north side of Yampa Street in front of the parking lot at 10th Street.  These areas will remain open to vehicular traffic with some intermittent delays as crews work to install new concrete curb, gutter, sidewalks and street lights. Work in these zones is expected to last several weeks. 
  • A storm sewer crossing 10th Street will require the street to be closed, between Yampa and the 10th Street parking lot access, for a period of one to two days. Vehicular traffic will be detoured to 9th and 11th Streets during this time. 
    • The public parking lots at 9th and 10th Streets will remain open throughout the construction work in these areas 
    • Pedestrian and bicycle access will remain open via the core trail and bike lanes on Yampa Street in all work areas
    • Pedestrians will be safely routed around the work zones
    • All 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

Oak Street

Native has worked hard along Oak Street to wrap up many areas prior to the July 4th holiday weekend.  This past week, hydro-seeding occurred on several blocks along Oak Street; concrete work was completed on the south side of Oak between 9th & 10th Streets and prep efforts started around the Wells Fargo parking lot. 



Work for the week of July 5-7 will focus on the following: 
  • Crews will get a break in this area as well as no construction is planned on Monday, July 3 or Tuesday, July 4. Work will resume on Wednesday, July 5
  • Tree plantings and revegetation will take place on both sides of Oak between 9th and 10 Streets. 
  • The upper Wells Fargo Parking lot will close next Thursday, July 6th.  
  • The Wells Fargo block work will resume on Wednesday with prep and installation of curb, gutter, sidewalk and handicap ramps. Parking will be closed from 3rd to 4th on Oak Street and on 4th Street from Oak Street south to the alley. The right turn lane onto 3rd on eastbound Oak St. will also close.
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
Ahead of the popular July 4th holiday weekend, both Duckels Construction and Native Excavating and their crews have gone above and beyond during the week to ensure work in construction areas was wrapped up in an effort to reduce the impact to businesses and the public.  

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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