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Posted on: November 3, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Construction Update - November 6-10, 2017

Highlights & Closures
  • LAST Weekly Construction Update As City Projects Wrap Up for Season
  • The Yampa Street Improvements Are Substantially Complete 
  • Yampa Street Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tentatively Planned for November 16
  • Emerald Park Phase I Cleaning Up For Winter Work Moratorium
  • CDOT US40/Steamboat West Remains Sole Construction Zone with Significant Activity
“We would like to thank the entire community, particularly the residences and business owners along Oak and Yampa Streets and in the Emerald Park area for their patience throughout the improvement projects,” said City Engineer Ben Beall. “We’re proud of the amount of work accomplished this summer and look toward to many years of enjoyment by residents and guests from these new infrastructure enhancements.”

The Yampa Street project was led by public works engineer, Danny Paul, with Duckels Construction as the contractor.  Public works engineer, Matthew Eggen, oversaw the Oak Street project with Native Excavating acting as general contractor.  Phase I of the much anticipated Emerald Park Access & Railroad project was under the supervision of city staff engineer, Emrick Soltis along with project manager Ben Beall, working with United Companies.   

The Yampa Street improvements are substantially complete. In the past week, Yampa Valley Electric has completed the final lighting installations and city streets crews have wrapped up installing signage. There are still some minor punch list items that will continue into the coming weeks such as concrete replacement near Carl’s and Scratch; however, there will be no closures associated with the work. 

In the spring of 2018, Yampa Street will be repaved; benches, bike racks and trash cans will be installed; and, some additional small hardscape and landscaping work is planned. A ribbon cutting ceremony is tentatively planned for the afternoon of November 16.  Ceremony details will be released in the coming weeks.   

Construction activity will still occur through open construction zones the week of November 6. Crews will be wrapping Phase I with punch list work and cleaning up the site for the winter work moratorium. Access to all businesses will kept open throughout construction.  
A project hotline (970.871.8243) and email ( are available for updates, notifications and information. 

CDOT’s US40/Steamboat West remains the only significant construction zone with significant activity left within the city. Crews continue to work on improvements to the intersection of US 40 and Elk River Road on target for the late November competition timeframe. 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.

Information on the downtown project is available at or send an email request to  Weekly Construction Updates will return in late March or early April of 2018. 

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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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