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Posted on: August 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - August 7-11, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • Yampa River Core Trail Around Little Toots Park Expected to OPEN Mid-Week
  • Yampa River Core Trail Sees CLOSURES Between 12th Street and Ambulance Barn
  • Elk River Road just south of US 40, between US 40 (Lincoln Ave) and Curve Plaza, is CLOSED
  • SEmerald Park Roadway CLOSURES Begin August 7

Yampa Street

Work started on the Yampa River Core Trail beginning at Little Toots Park and is continuing towards the Ambulance Barn. Crews installed a new water quality unit at the 11th and Yampa intersection and continued prepping the 10th Street bulbout. 


Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of August 7-11 include:
  • The Yampa River Core Trail work continues over the coming week resulting in this section of the trail experiencing closures during this time. 
  • Crews will continue work at the 10th and Yampa corner finishing up the bulbout and restriping the 10th street parking lot.
  • Two areas outside of travel ways between 10th and 12th Streets will continued to be 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.

  • Beginning the week of August 14, work will continue along the Core Trail 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

At this time, the Oak Street efforts are generally finished until September, when crews may return to complete sidewalk work between 11th and 12th Streets.  For the remainder of August, efforts will focus on:
  • Hydroseeding, sod placement, clean up, and miscellaneous final touches in select locations.  
  • No closures should be necessary. 

Emerald Park Access & RR Crossing

Roadway closures will begin on Monday, August 7th as work occurs on the new roadway approach to the south of the Hampton Inn.  Access to the Hampton Inn will be limited to the northern approach.  Detour signs will be placed to direct motorists accordingly.  

For the week of August 7-11 the Emerald Park Access & Railroad Crossing project includes: 
  • Preparation work for the new roadway approach to the new railroad crossing with asphalt milling and concrete removal. 

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

Implemented on Tuesday, August 1, and continuing 24 hours a day/7 days a week for approximately three weeks, the section of Elk River Road just south of US 40, between US 40 (Lincoln Ave) and Curve Plaza, will be CLOSED. Travelers will use Shield Drive and Curve Court as a detour route. 

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The purpose of this full-time, temporary closure of Elk River Road is to enable CDOT contractor Flatiron Construction to complete full-depth reconstruction of the roadway. It will also reduced the duration of work in this area from six weeks to three weeks. Reconstruction of this portion will produce a dedicated left-turn lane, from northbound Elk River Road onto westbound US 40, and facilitate drainage improvements.

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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