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Posted on: September 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - September 18-22, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • Rollingstone Dr. Between Anglers. and Pine Grove Rd CLOSED To Thru Traffic For Week
  • Oak Street CLOSED between 11th & 12th Street for Approximately One Month
  • Public Parking Lot At 9th And Yampa Streets CLOSED For Approximately One Month
  • Emerald Park Roadway CLOSURES extend to Trafalgar Drive
  • Stone Lane Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED For Approximately One Month

ROLLINGSTONE DRIVE Closure Starts Sept. 20
Rollingstone Drive will see a one-lane CLOSURE during the majority of the day on Saturday, Sept. 16 while crews work across the creek.  Then, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20 and running through Wednesday, Sept. 27, Rollingstone between Anglers Drive and Pine Grove Road will be CLOSED to thru traffic.

However, this section is expected to reopen to two-lane traffic during the evenings and weekend. US Highway 40 should be used as an alternative way to connect between Pine Grove Road and Anglers Drive during this time. 

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The project is installing a water meter vault as well as a new 10-inch water main along Rollingstone Road, which will connect the water main in Pine Grove to the main in Anglers and enhance the water supply in this area and reinforce the water system grid. 

While the closure is for the short term, the project is expect to be completed over the coming month. For information regarding the water improvements being completed along Rollingstone Dr, contact Mount Werner Water District at 879-2424.

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

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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.

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 continued on new concrete curb and gutter, splash band, street light foundations and landscaping along Yampa Street. A new water quality device was installed in the public parking lot at 9th & Yampa but this lot will remain closed for several more weeks as crews reconstruct the parking lot. 


Yampa Street Phase II efforts for the upcoming week of September 18-22 include:
  • The public parking lot at 9th Street remains closed as crews continue work in this area.
  • The sidewalk running along the parking lot and next to Backdoor Sports 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

Access to the Hampton Inn remains limited to the northern approach and roadway closures remain extended to Trafalgar Drive. 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 and prepared for stormwater improvements.  Access to businesses is open thru the current closure.  
For the week of September 18-22, 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 earlier this month, 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 18-22 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. 

The Stone Lane pedestrian bridge on the Walton Creek Trail remains 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 which started Sept 12 and is 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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