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Posted on: August 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - August 28-September 1, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • Yampa River Core Trail Sees CLOSURES Between 10th and 11th Streets Near the Ambulance Barn
  • Elk River Road South Of US 40, Between US 40 (Lincoln Ave) And Curve Plaza CLOSED 
  • FULL INTERSECTION CLOSURE of Elk River Road and US 40 Tuesday Night to Wednesday Morning
  • Roadway CLOSURES In Emerald Park Project Remain

Yampa Street
Work continued on the Yampa River Core Trail replacement between 10th and 11th Streets and has progressed to behind the Ambulance Barn near the 9th Street pedestrian bridge. This work also includes new concrete curb and gutter, splash band, street light foundations and landscaping. A new storm sewer inlet and pipe was also installed on this block. 


Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of August 28-September 1 include:
  • Work will continue the week of August 28 with a focus on continuing core trail, concrete curb and gutter work near the Ambulance Barn and between 10th and 11th Streets. The core trail in this area will be closed during this time and trail users will be safely routed around the work zone. 
    • 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 - Post Labor Day

Following Labor Day, the public parking lot at 9th & Yampa Streets near Backdoor Sports will close for approximately one month as crews work to reconstruct the parking lot and install a water quality device. 

US 40 Steamboat West
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 intersection is expected to be FULLY CLOSED from 8PM Tuesday night (8/29) to 6AM Wednesday morning (8/30) to prepare for re-opening of the section of Elk River Road south of the intersection. 

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.

Emerald Park Access & RR Crossing

Access to the Hampton Inn remains 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 and utility coordination.

For the week of August 28-September 1 the project includes: 
  • Site grading, roadway embankment, utility coordination and installation of drainage improvements.  
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.   

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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