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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-July 21, 2021-Various projects across the city are moving through different phases as work focuses on improvements and infrastructure enhancements. The following provides a brief update on city and non-city projects.
Mt. Werner/Steamboat Blvd Roundabout
City of Steamboat Springs
The project is open to one-lane traffic in each direction. Excessive speed has been an issue especially in the downhill direction and possess a safety risk for workers. It is imperative that drivers understand this is an active construction site and to proceed S L O W L Y through the work zone. The 15-mph speed limit is being aggressively enforced by the police. Pedestrian and bicycle access is provided on the soft surface material through a defined path with a crossing guard at designated locations.
Access from Mt. Werner Rd to Steamboat Blvd is still on track to be available in mid-August. Work has been focused on the north side of the roadway with a large junction box and storm line installed so the sidewalks by the Porches can open soon.
Even with the reopening of traffic access, project construction efforts will continue in full force through late October to early November. Work runs from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday. The project team hosts bi-weekly virtual meetings at 10am with the final July meeting scheduled for July 30. engagesteamboat.net/roundabout
Striping is finishing up across the city with crews working in the downtown and mountain areas. Striping on the newly paved roads will cause minimal impacts to travelers. Please use caution and slow down around the striping vehicle and avoid driving over freshly laid paint.
Paving was completed on 27 roadways earlier this summer and striping was delayed due to a paint shortage but will be completed in the anticipated two days.
Core Trail West
As part of the initial design phase, crews will be conducting a survey of the proposed route and US40 crossing. Flaggers will hold and alternate traffic approaching the highway in the proposed crossing from 6pm until dark tonight, Wednesday, July 21. The city entered a contract with SGM Engineers to complete design work for Core Trail West, the trail to the west of the current pedestrian network on the west side of town. Plans are expected to be complete Spring 2023.
US40 Sidewalk Project
Duckels Construction continues work on the US40 West Sidewalk project, which looks to install sidewalk on the river side of US40 between the Community Center and Loggers Lane, as well as on the hill side of US40 between Indian Trails and Conestoga Circle.
Contractors continue underground utility work on the south side of US40. Later this week, crews are planning to move to the north side with work occurring on both sides of the road. Next week, travelers may encounter a one-lane closure while a large box is installed. As the project expands, the public should anticipate shoulder closures on both sides of US40; however, access to all businesses will remain open.
Parks & Recreation Project
Several projects are underway or in design/contractor phase across Howelsen Hill and the park system including the new chairlift, Snake Island Bridge and Yampa River Restoration behind the Flour Mill.
At Howelsen Hill, Geotech crews continue to be onsite for drilling, which is anticipated to last another two to three weeks. The bullwheels for the new triple chairlift were delivers this past week and sit alongside the lift tower sections at the base of the hill. The lift project is scheduled to run through early October.
The Snake Island Bridge project is scheduled to get underway August 2 and will require detours along the Core Trail. Additional details will be announced along with detours maps closer to the start of this project. The Yampa River Restoration work will break ground in late August. Both projects will have impacts and detours to the Yampa River Core Trail.
Rodeo Grounds Paving Project
The project remains on a shut down until August 2 due to the ProRodeo Series events. When work returns next month, crews will concentrate on electrical service for the EV charging stations and parking lot lighting before moving to other aspects of the project.
Other Agency Projects