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Posted on: July 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - July 24-28, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • 12th Street from Alley to Yampa Street, along with portion of west end of Yampa CLOSED to vehicular traffic from July 25-27
  • Little Toots Parking Areas CLOSED July 24-27
  • Upper Wells Fargo Parking Lot Off Oak & 4th Streets Remains CLOSED
  • All parking and bike lanes CLOSED around the upper Wells Fargo parking lot and the east bound Oak Street right turn lane onto 3rd Street also is CLOSED.
Yampa Street

Over the past week, work continued along the south side of Yampa Street in front of the Ambulance Barn with crews completing new concrete curb & gutter, sidewalk, and driveway installations. Slope grading work also began along the 10th & Yampa parking lot. 


Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of July 24-28 include:
  • Work will continue along the 10th & Yampa parking lot frontage. A section of the parking lot at 10th & Yampa will partially close during this time. 
  • The paving date for areas near 12th & Yampa and in front of Little Toots Park has been rescheduled for July 25-26. Shoulder and parking closures along Little Toots on July 24 will proceed the paving work as crews complete final preparations. On Tuesday, July 25, the 12th & Yampa intersection will close to vehicular traffic and is expected to reopen on July 27. 
  • Two areas outside of travel ways between 10th and 11th Streets and at the intersection of 12th & Yampa will remain fenced off for construction staging purposes.
    • 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
  • Looking ahead to the week of July 31, the project will shift to the Yampa River Core Trail at 12th & Yampa Streets as the existing asphalt trail is replaced with concrete from the Ambulance Barn to Little Toots Park. During this time pedestrians will be detoured to the north side of Yampa Street and bicyclists encouraged to use the on-street bike lanes. 

Oak Street

This past week, concrete work was completed on sidewalks, curbs and gutters along Oak Street and 4th Street around the Wells Fargo parking lot.  


Work for the week of July 24-28 will focus on the following: 
  • Asphalt patching, finish grading and possibly tree planting and hydroseed are slated for next week.
  • The south side of Oak Street from 3rd to 4th Streets (Wells Fargo lot) and 4th Street from the alley to Oak will see sidewalk, curb & gutter, and handicap ramps continued to be installed. All parking and bike lanes will be closed including the upper Wells Fargo parking lot and the east bound Oak Street right turn lane onto 3rd Street will be closed.

Steamboat Springs Transit

Steamboat Springs Transit has relocated two transit stops. The Fairfield Inn bus stop is not available for passenger pick-up/drop-off in this location as buses will only be turning around in the driveway/US Highway 40. Passengers need to use the Steamboat Hotel or Holiday Inn bus stops over the next three to four months due to 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). Traffic speed through the work zone is 25 mph. 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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