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Posted on: September 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - September 25-29, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • Rollingstone Dr. Between Anglers and Pine Grove Rd CLOSED To Thru Traffic Until Sept. 27
  • Oak Street CLOSED between 11th & 12th Streets
  • Public Parking Lot At 9th And Yampa Streets CLOSED
  • Emerald Park Roadway CLOSURES extend to Trafalgar Drive
  • Stone Lane Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED

Rollingstone Drive will see a FULL CLOSURE to thru traffic running till Wednesday, Sept. 27 between Anglers Drive and Pine Grove Road. 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 road closure is for the short term, the project is expect to be completed over the coming month. 

Due to the complicated nature of this section, Oak Street between 11th to 12th Streets remains 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.  

The Stone Lane 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. Work 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.  

Project is limited between 9th and 12th Streets including side-streets at 11th and 12th with work focused on new concrete sidewalk, bands and landscaping along Yampa Street near the intersection of 10th Street.  In addition, efforts continued in the public parking lot at 9th & Yampa as crews reconstruct the lot and make drainage improvements.  This parking lot will remain closed for several more weeks. 

Yampa Street efforts for the upcoming week of September 25-29 for both Phase I and II include:

Yampa Street Phase I:
  • Work will begin to install a water quality device in the area of Ski Town Lions and Workman Parks, near the 6th and Yampa intersections. Some portions of the park and adjacent public parking will be closed and pedestrians will be safely routed around the work area. 

Yampa Street Phase II
  • Crews will wrap up work on the new sidewalk and landscape installations near the 10th Street intersection and continue work to reconstruct the public parking lot at 9th Street. 
  • The sidewalk running along the parking lot and next to Backdoor Sports has been reopened for direct access to the 9th Street pedestrian bridge. Work will also begin to replace the existing riparian fencing along the Yampa River Core Trail which will include some shoulder closures along the trail. 
  • All businesses will remain accessible at all times
  • This work is associated with the Yampa Str¬eet Phase II improvements which is expected to be completed by November 1, 2017

Roadway closures will continue to extend down to Trafalgar as crews continue to work on the new roadway approach to the south of the Hampton Inn and begin sidewalk prep along the west side of Ski Town Way. Pipe Crews will be installing stormwater improvements.  Access to all businesses will kept open thru current closure.  Detour signs will be placed to direct motorists accordingly.  


For the week of September 25-29, the project includes: 
  • Curb/gutter and sidewalk prep and asphalt removal
  • Preparation work for the new roadway approach to the new railroad crossing
  • 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. 


Work will continue for the upcoming week of September 25-29 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. 

CDOT crews continue to work on improvements to the intersection of US 40 and Elk River Road. 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.

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.  

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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