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The City of Steamboat Springs has contracted Native Excavating to replace a culvert under Village Driver near the Wild Plum/Highmark and Village Center area starting next week. The project will begin Monday, September 17 and will require Village Drive to be closed until November 1, with the full project wrapped up by November 21.
Native Excavating will be replacing the existing failing culvert with a 10’ x 5’ box culvert, similar to the one completed in 2016 under Après Ski Way near the Iron Waffle & Coffee Company and Steamboat BräuHaus. Closing the entire work area as opposed to alternating one-lane traffic, allows crews to complete their efforts in a significantly shorter time frame and much safer manner.
Steamboat Springs Transit (SST) will reroute the Condo/Night (Green Line) bus traveling through the Mt. Werner Circle/Après Ski Way roundabout, then up Après Ski Way, turn right onto Medicine Springs Road and back onto Village Drive. SST passengers accessing the Highmark bus stop will need to use another stop as service into this location will not occur during the duration of the closure.
All adjacent businesses and lodging properties will remain accessible throughout construction. The Wild Plum, Iron Waffle and BräuHaus parking lots are accessible by vehicle using Après Ski Way. The road closure on Village Drive will result in motorists detoured along Medicine Springs Drive.
In addition to the Village Drive culvert project, the new Ski Time Square Roundabout will be shifting its closures as Phase I transitions into Phase II, which runs from September 17 to November 1. The north side of the work zone will close Mt. Werner Circle between the Steamboat Grand porte-cochere and the Ski Time Square parking garage. All traffic wishing to access Ski Time Square Drive, including the Torian Plum and Sheraton properties, will be required to use the south access route on Mt. Werner Circle. Traffic headed to the Steamboat Grand and Burgess Creek Road will continue to use the north portion of Mt. Werner Circle as normal.
Ongoing public information meetings related to both projects are scheduled to occur every two weeks. The Village Drive Culvert Replacement Project held its first public information meeting on September 7. Below is a list of upcoming meetings, which are open to the public.
Village Drive Culvert Project............... 10AM......... Wild Plum Market........... 9/21, 10/5, 10/19
Ski Time Square Roundabout............. 9AM........... Steamboat Grand........... 9/14, 9/28, 10/12
For additional information, questions or concerns during the projects, please contact the following representatives:
Village Drive Culvert Replacement Project
Ski Time Sq. Roundabout Project
Danny Paul, Public Works Engineer, 970.871.8210 or email
Jonathan Flint, Transit Manager, 970.879.3717 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email