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Posted on: August 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - August 21-25, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • Yampa River Core Trail Sees CLOSURES Between 11th Street And Ambulance Barn
  • Elk River Road South Of US 40, Between US 40 (Lincoln Ave) And Curve Plaza Is CLOSED
  • Roadway CLOSURES In Emerald Park Project Remain

Yampa Street

Work continued on the Yampa River Core Trail replacement between 10th and 11th Streets including a new concrete curb and gutter and splash band. Crews also completed ornamental grasses and striping installations near the 12th & Yampa intersection and installed sod along the edge of Little Toots park. 

Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of August 21-25 include:
  • Core Trail work will continue with a focus on continuing moving toward the Ambulance Barn between 10th and 11th Streets. A section of the core trail will be partially closed during this time. 
  • The public parking lot at 9th & Yampa Streets will remain open in the coming weeks. This parking lot will be closed following Labor Day for a period of time as crews work to reconstruct the parking lot. 
    • 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

Emerald Park Access & RR Crossing

Roadway closures for the new approach to the south of the Hampton Inn remain the same.  Access to the Hampton Inn will be limited to the northern approach until the middle of September.  Detour signs are in place to direct motorists accordingly. Work progress over the past week included site grading, roadway embankment, and utility coordination on the eastside of the tracks.

For the week of August 21-25 the project includes: 
  • Site grading and roadway embankment on the Emerald Park side of the tracks. 
  • Utility coordination and installation of drainage improvements on the eastside of the tracks.  

A project hotline (970-871-8243) and email ( has been set up for updates, notifications and information. 

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, remains CLOSED. Travelers need to use Shield Drive and Curve Court as a detour route. 

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 reduce 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 public information line is 970-819-3558.

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.   

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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