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Posted on: September 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - September 4-8, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • No Work Over Holiday Weekend Including Labor Day Monday
  • Oak Street CLOSED between 11th & 12th Street for 4 to 5 Weeks 
  • Public Parking Lot At 9th And Yampa Streets CLOSED For Approximately One Month
  • Elk River Road South Of US 40, Between US 40 (Lincoln Ave) And Curve Plaza REOPENS 
  • Roadway CLOSURES will extend to Trafalgar Drive beginning Sept 5
  • Majestic Circle Sidewalk & Steamboat Hotel Transit Stop Project STARTS Sept 5

OAK STREET   New Closure Starts 9/5

The Oak Street improvement project resumes work on Tuesday, September 5 after a month-long break.  Due to the complicated nature of the upcoming section, Oak Street between 11th to 12th Streets will CLOSE for approximately four to five weeks. 

During the closure, detours will be in place from Native Excavating assisting individuals looking to access westbound or eastbound US40/Lincoln Avenue. Westbound access is recommend via 12th Street. While eastbound drivers should use Pine or Crawford to 11th Street taking advantage of the traffic signal for a left turn onto Lincoln Avenue. 

With only local traffic access in this section, work during this period will include storm sewer installation, curb and gutter, 8-foot sidewalk and handicap ramps at each corner.    

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Work continued on the Yampa River Core Trail replacement between 10th and 11th Streets and behind the Ambulance Barn.  This portion of the project is nearing completion and includes new concrete curb and gutter, splash band, street light foundations and landscaping. 


Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of September 5-8 include:
  • Closure of the public parking lot at 9th Street as crews begin re-construction of the lot. 
  • The sidewalk running along the parking lot and next to Backdoor Sports will remain open during this week. Work will also continue on new curb, gutter and sidewalk near the 10th & Yampa intersection. 
  • Throughout the week, additional sections of the core trail will re-open to the public. 
  • 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. 

Access to the Hampton Inn remains limited to the northern approach until the middle of September. Beginning Tuesday, September 5, roadway closures will extend to Trafalgar Drive. Detour signs will be placed to direct motorists accordingly. Crews continued to work on the new roadway approach to the south of the Hampton Inn and began curb and gutter prep along the west side of Ski Town Way.   

For the week of September 5-8, the project includes: 
  • New roadway closures extending to Trafalgar Drive beginning Tuesday, September 5th.
  • Curb and gutter prep, asphalt removal, and preparation work for the new roadway approach to the new railroad crossing.
  • Stormwater improvements. 
  • Access to all businesses will be kept open.
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A project hotline (970-871-8243) and email ( has been set up for updates, notifications and information. 

New on the south side of town, this project includes the construction of a bus shelter on a concrete pad (relocating the existing shelter in the Steamboat Hotel parking lot), as well as curb and gutter and an attached 6-foot sidewalk which will connect to the existing Majestic Valley sidewalk along Majestic Valley Circle. 

Work is expected to begin on Tuesday, September 5. The transit stop is being funded 80% by an FTA Grant obtained by the City in 2016 via CDOT.  

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.   


The section of Elk River Road just south of US 40, between US 40 (Lincoln Ave) and Curve Plaza, REOPENED this week. Traffic speed through the work zone remain at 25 mph.

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). The public information line is 970-819-3558.

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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