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Posted on: October 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - October 16-20, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • Stone Lane Pedestrian Bridge REOPENS This Weekend
  • Public Parking Lot At 9th And Yampa Streets REOPENS For Weekend
  • Oak Street CLOSED between 11th & 12th Streets
  • Ski Town Way CLOSURE Remains Between Trafalgar Drive and Emerald Park Way
  • CDOT US40 Steamboat Springs West Project Sees WEEKEND Work & CLOSURE Next Week

Due to the complicated nature of this section, Oak Street between 11th to 12th Streets remains CLOSED. However, the project will be substantially complete this week. 

Oak Street has all concrete and asphalt poured at this time.  In addition over the coming week, crews will hydro seed and perform miscellaneous punch list items.   

Yampa Street crews continue to wind down work on the project and this past week finalized the installation of a new riparian fence, paved the public parking lot at 9th and Yampa; and poured concrete sidewalk near the 6th and Yampa intersection. The public parking lot at 9th & Yampa will reopen during the day on Friday, October 13.  

Yampa Street efforts for the upcoming week of Oct. 16-20 include:
  • A concrete sidewalk will be poured at the corner of 12th Street and Lincoln Avenue and the sidewalk and ramps at the corner of 9th and Yampa, next to the police station, will be reconstructed.  
  • Final asphalt patching is scheduled in the parking area across from Meat & Seafood and in front of the Ambulance Barn.  
  • Yampa Valley Electric Association will mobilize to begin installation of street lights.
  • In the coming weeks there will be continued construction activity between 5th and 12th Streets along Yampa Street as crews finish punch list work and clean up.
    • 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


Roadway closures of Ski Town Way between Trafalgar Drive and Emerald Park Way are in effect and will continue during the week of October 16.  

Through access circulation is not available along Ski Town Way. Access to the Hampton Inn is available via the now paved Emerald Park Way and access to the building at 625 South Lincoln is via the open construction zone from Trafalgar Drive.  Be aware that construction activity will still occur through open construction zones.


Crews will continue to work on rebuilding the road section of Ski Town Way between Emerald Park Way and Trafalgar Drive. Work will continue along all stretches of the roadway including storm drain installation, sidewalk, curb, gutter, and grading.  Access to all businesses will be kept open throughout construction and detour signs direct motorists accordingly.  
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. 

For the upcoming week of October 16-20, work will finish up with topsoil and seeding. The existing shelter will be moved early next week and the bus will begin using the new route; which is expected to reduce route times by up to four minutes. 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 on target for the late November competition timeframe. Over the coming week of Oct. 14-21, CDOT plans to work over the coming weekend and motorists should expect to see a CLOSURE of the intersection Monday through Wednesday, with breaks for morning and evening peak travel periods. (see CDOT release) 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.

Stone Lane Bridge on the Walton Creek Trail will reopen this weekend as the refurbishment project comes to completion within its month-long timeframe.  The project, which started Sept 12, included re-decking and painting the entire structure. 

Steamboat Springs Transit has relocated three 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 Copper Mountain Estates bus stop, near Indian Trails westbound, moved due to a construction project at Indian Trails and Highway 40.  A temporary stop, approximately 100 feet closer to downtown, has been set up. If you have questions or need more information please contact Steamboat Springs Transit at 970.879.3717.


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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