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Posted on: October 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update October 30 - November 3, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • Open Construction Zone activity along Ski Town Way and Emerald Park Way
  • Yampa Street Improvements are substantially complete – NO Closures Anticipated
  • US40/Steamboat West Project Sees CLOSURES During Paving

Yampa Street crews continue to wind down work on the project as early November approaches. Crews this past week started reconstructing the sidewalk and ramps at the 9th & Yampa corner next to the police station as well as started to replace concrete at an old utility pole near Scratch and the Residences of Old Town. In addition, Yampa Valley Electric continued installation of street lights.

Yampa Street efforts for the upcoming week of Oct. 30-Nov. 3 include:
  • Over the coming weeks there will be minor construction activity between 5th and 12th Streets along Yampa as crews finish small punch list work and clean up. The overhead festival lighting system will also be extended to the 10th Street block. 
    • No closures anticipated
    • 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

Construction activity continues to occur through open construction zones as crews focus on shouldering along Emerald Park Way and Ski Town Way. Work continues along all stretches of the roadway including grading, shouldering, and seeding for the upcoming week.  

Access to all businesses will be kept open throughout construction.  A project hotline (970-871-8243) and email ( has been set up for updates, notifications and information. 

CDOT crews continue to work on improvements to the intersection of US 40 and Elk River Road on target for the late November competition time frame. Traffic speed through the work zone remain at 25 mph. For the upcoming week, be alert for the following anticipated closures:

  • SUN, Oct. 29 – 9A-5P turn-lane closures through intersection
  • MON, Oct. 30 – 9A-5P Elk River Road closed south of intersection
  • TUE/WED, Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – 9A-5P Elk River closed north of intersection
  • THUR, Nov. 2 – 8:30A–4:30P one-lane road at KOA
  • FRI, Nov. 3 – 9A-5P Driveways and access throughout intersection closed; also, 8:30A– 4:30P one-lane road at KOA
  • SAT, Nov. 4 – 9A-5P Driveways from Shield Dr. to Riverside Dr. closed temporarily during paving; and 8:30A–4:30P, one-lane road at KOA
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 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 new Steamboat Hotel or Holiday Inn 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. 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 information, contact Steamboat Springs Transit at 970.879.3717. 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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