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Posted on: July 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - July 31-August 4, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • Yampa River Core Trail Around Little Toots Park PARTIALLY CLOSES Next Week
  • Wells Fargo Parking Lot REOPENS With New Access
  • Oak Street Work Primarily COMPLETE until September
  • Emerald Park Access & Railroad Crossing Project Expected to BEGIN Week Of July 31
Yampa Street

Efforts continued along the north side of Yampa Street in front of the 10th & Yampa parking lot with crews completing new concrete curb & gutter, valley pan, and slope grading work. Crews also finished paving along 10th and 12th street including the 12th and Yampa intersection.


Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of July 31-August 4 include:
  • A focus along the core trail starting by Little Toots Park. The core trail will be partially closed during this time. 
  • Crews will continue work at the 10th and Yampa corner finishing up the bulb out and installing bollards in the 10th street parking lot as well as striping.
  • Two areas outside of travel ways between 10th and 12th Streets and at the corner 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 
    • 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 August 7, work will continue along the Yampa River Core Trail at 12th & Yampa as crews replace the existing asphalt trail with concrete from Little Toots Park to the Ambulance Barn. 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, asphalt patching, landscaping and hydroseeding was completed along Oak Street and 4th Street around the Wells Fargo parking lot.  The Wells Fargo upper parking lot reopened with a new configuration that sees access available only from 4th Street.  At this point, the Oak Street work is generally complete until September, when crews may return to complete sidewalk work between 11th and 12th Streets.



For the coming week of July 31-August 4 and into the remainder of August, efforts will focus on:
  • Hydroseeding, sod placement, clean up, and miscellaneous final touches in select locations.  
  • Yampa Valley Electric Association is expected to install street lights over the next few weeks.
  • No closures should be necessary. 

Emerald Park Access & RR Crossing

This past week, the project team from the City of Steamboat Springs and United Companies hosted a pre-construction meeting outlining the scope, phasing and details of the Emerald Park Access and Railroad Crossing project. 

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The project, which will be completed in phases, will construct new access to Emerald Park on the south side of the Hampton Inn; improve Ski Town Way, which runs parallel to the railroad tracks; and, install a new railroad crossing and abandon the old vehicular crossing at Trafalgar Drive. However, the Yampa River Core Trail will continue to use a portion of the old crossing.

While work will begin as early as Monday, July 31, the new crossing will not provide access to the park until 2018.  At this time, Ski Town Way, behind Freshies and the Hampton Inn, is expected to close to traffic around August 7. 

During the project, United Companies and the City of Steamboat Springs will recycle 877 tons of existing asphalt and 84 tons of existing concrete while incorporating 352 tons of new asphalt from recycled asphalt materials. A project hotline (970-871-8243) and email ( has been set up for updates, notifications and information. 

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 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 downtown 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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