City announces Fourth of July street closures
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The city of Steamboat Springs is preparing for festivities surrounding the July Fourth holiday and will be closing several roads to accommodate these special events.
The following streets will be closed on Wednesday, July 4:
- Lincoln Avenue and side streets between Fifth and 11th streets and Yampa Street between Fifth and 11th streets will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the Fourth of July Parade. During the parade, no vehicle access is permitted across the parade route including alleys. The parade runs from 10 a.m. to noon.
- Eighth Street between Lincoln and Oak will be closed for the annual Ski Town Lions Club Pancake Breakfast beginning at 6 a.m.. The Lions start serving at 7 a.m., and closure runs until around 2 p.m.
- Eighth Street between Oak and Pine streets in front of the Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed starting at 7 a.m. for the annual Pioneer Day Block Party, which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Street closure runs until around 2 p.m.
Steamboat Springs Transit will operate additional service during the Fourth of July parade and laser light show. Extra buses will run during normal operating hours to provide extra capacity and help move people to and from the events.
While Lincoln Avenue is closed, buses will use the Oak Street detour. Temporary bus stops will be located at Fifth and Oak, Seventh and Oak and Ninth and Oak. Buses will also stop at the Yellow Line’s 10th and Oak stop next to City Hall. Once Lincoln reopens, buses will return to their normal routes.
SST bus stop locations and times can be found at steamboatsprings.net/transit or by calling 970-879-3717.
Howelsen Hill base area parking typically fills to capacity early on July 4, especially with the ProRodeo also taking place that evening. Once the Howelsen Hill parking lots are full, Howelsen Parkway will be closed to incoming traffic with the exception of ADA access and emergency vehicles. Parking is not permitted along Howelsen Parkway or River Road.
After the laser light show, community service officers will direct departing Howelsen traffic down River Road to where it intersects with Mount Werner Road in an effort to efficiently move vehicles out of this area.
The Fifth Street Bridge will have intermittent closures, and Howelsen Parkway will be closed westbound between the Ice Arena and the Fifth Street Bridge. There will be no left turns permitted out of the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot.
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