Spring Scoria Cleanup
Depending upon winter snowfall totals, spring scoria cleanup is normally scheduled during the month of April. Streets crews sweep up scoria that residents have raked out onto the asphalt shoulders of the roadways. All commercial contractors and property management companies who provide scoria removal services must remove the materials themselves for disposal. All foliage and branches that have been trimmed, trees that have been cut down, and other debris, must be hauled away by the resident or contractor.
During the month of April, you can reach the Public Works Shop at 879-1807 to schedule additional scoria pickups or if you have questions about the program.
Landscaping in City’s Right-of-Way (ROW)
Attention Homeowners and Landscape Contractors
Streets would like to remind all homeowners to avoid placing large landscaping materials such as berms, trees, and boulders within 10-15 feet of the street driving surface and/or within 15’ of a fire hydrant. This right-of-way area, which is typically 30 feet from the center-line of the street, is used for snow storage and utility line installation. Landscaping materials placed in the right-of-way can damage street maintenance equipment and may be removed due to utility work in the area. The city will not be responsible for damage to landscaping materials, irrigation systems, etc. that are placed within any public right-of-way.
The public easement dedications preclude the construction of fences or other improvements or placement of landscaping or other materials within the easement areas that could impair the use of the easement as provided for in such dedication.
Noxious Weed Spraying
The City of Steamboat Springs hires a private contractor to spray for whitetop in the city’s right-of-way, work is typically scheduled in May/June, weather permitting.
A harmless blue dye is used to identify areas that have been sprayed. If you have any questions, please contact the Streets Division at 879-1807.
The City of Steamboat Springs Adopt-A-Street program encompasses collector streets including Mt. Werner Rd., Pine Grove Rd., Walton Creek Rd., Village Cir., Steamboat Blvd., and Elk River Rd.
Groups or individuals interested in keeping a city collector street litter free may download an application at the link below and submit via email to the Streets Superintendent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apres Ski Way
Bob Adams Drive
Central Park Drive
Elk River Rd to Bob Adams Airport
Fish Creek Falls Road
Medicine Springs Road
Mt. Werner Road-adopted by Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp
Oak Street-adopted by Emerald Mtn School
Rolling Stone Drive
Walton Creek Road
Yampa Street-adopted by RE/MAX Partners
ROW permits are required and will be issued from May 1 through November 1 for work completed within the city’s ROW. Permits are available for download at the link provided below. To avoid delays in the permit approval process, please include location maps, site plans, traffic control plans, surety warranty, permit fees and any other documentation pertinent to your permit request at the time of submittal. Permit requests can be submitted via email for review by the Streets Superintendent at email@example.com.
All street excavations will use Flow Fill for the top one foot of trench repair and steel plated for 24 hours for curing time. A 4-inch patch will still be required with the asphalt contractor removing the top 4-inch Flow Fill then replacing it with asphalt in two (2) 2-inch lifts.
Pavement Maintenance Program
The city allocates approximately one-million-dollars a year to maintain the streets across the community. Typically in early May, the annual paving and striping program kicks off and runs through early July. During this process, streets are re-paved or receive a surface treatment.
During the summer of 2018, Streets tested a relatively new technology, known as ACE Fiber, which blends strands of Kevlar into the asphalt as it is applied in the paving process. ACE Fiber disperses over 19 million Aramid fibers throughout each ton of mix to provide three-dimensional reinforcement that increases the asphalt’s resistance to reflective cracking, rutting and fatigue, while increasing life expectancy.
As part of the trial program, one lane was paved with the ACE Fiber technology and the other lane with current asphalt specifications for a side-by-side comparison. While results may take a few years to become evident, this innovative approach could make the city’s largest asset, it’s roads, last longer.
Storm Drainage Maintenance
General Streets Services