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Posted on: September 8, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - September 11-15, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • Oak Street CLOSED between 11th & 12th Street for Approximately One Month
  • Public Parking Lot At 9th And Yampa Streets CLOSED For Approximately One Month
  • Sidewalk along 9th Street Parking Lot and Next To Backdoor Sports CLOSED This Week
  • Emerald Park Roadway CLOSURES extend to Trafalgar Drive
  • Stone Lane Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED Starting Tuesday, September 12

The Oak Street improvement project resumed this past week.  Due to the complicated nature of this section, Oak Street between 11th to 12th Streets is CLOSED for approximately a month. 


During the closure, detours are 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 signal for a left turn onto Lincoln Ave.
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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.    

Work wrapped up on the Yampa River Core Trail replacement between 10th and 11th Streets and behind the Ambulance Barn.  In addition, crews continued with new concrete curb and gutter, splash band, street light foundations and landscaping along Yampa Street. 



The public parking lot at 9th & Yampa is closed to reconstruct the lot and install a storm water quality device. Trees were installed near the new Toots hole and ornamental grasses next to the public parking lot at 7th & Yampa. 

Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of September 11-15 include:
  • The public parking lot at 9th Street remains closed as crews install a new storm water quality device.
  • The sidewalk running along the parking lot and next to Backdoor Sports is now closed and will remain closed throughout the week. Backdoor Sports customers are being detoured to the Ambulance Barn to access this business from the 9th Street pedestrian bridge side. 
  • Work will also continue on new curb and gutter and sidewalk near the 10th & Yampa intersection. 
  • 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. Last week, roadway closures extended to Trafalgar Drive which remain in effect. Detour signs 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.  
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For the week of September 11-15, the project includes: 
  • Curb and gutter prep, asphalt removal, and preparation work for the new roadway approach to the new railroad crossing.
  • Pipe crews will be installing stormwater improvements. 
  • Access to all businesses will be kept open.
A project hotline (970-871-8243) and email ( has been set up for updates, notifications and information. 

This project, which started this past week, 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. 


Clearing and grubbing will be complete this week and then work will continue for the upcoming week of September 11-15 on extending the existing culvert and prep work for curb, gutter and sidewalk. The transit stop is being funded 80% by an FTA Grant obtained by the City in 2016 via CDOT. 

Beginning Tuesday, September 12, the Stone Lane pedestrian bridge on the Walton Creek Trail will be closed for a bridge refurbishment project that includes re-decking and painting of the entire structure. There will be no access across the bridge for the duration of the project, expected to last approximately one month, weather permitting.  


Access to the Walton Creek Trail will be via the Chinook Lane trail access.  A signed detour will be posted from the Stone Lane trail access to the Chinook Lane trail access for the duration of the project.  

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 intersection of US 40 and Elk River Road saw several night closures this past week as work continued on intersection improvements. 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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