City offers construction updates
Construction of the Yampa Street Improvements Project and Oak Street work will continue this week.
Continuing on Monday, Oct. 10, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Sixth and Eighth streets, including both the Sixth and Seventh Street intersections. The Eighth Street intersection has been reopened to vehicular traffic. Portions of the sidewalk on the south side of Yampa will be closed intermittently, and pedestrians will be routed around the sidewalk closure throughout the week.
A pedestrian crossing corridor will remain open between Seventh and Eight Streets and a second pedestrian crossing corridor will be created in the Sixth to Seventh street block during the week. Public parking lot at Seventh and Yampa streets will remain open but will only be accessible via Seventh Street.
Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. The city asks visitors, employees and residents to respect all closures and use the designated detours and parking areas. Shoppers and visitors are reminded that additional nearby parking is available at the 10th and Yampa street parking lot, the rodeo grounds parking lot and Howelsen Hill parking lots, with easy access to Yampa Street via the Ninth or Fifth street bridges.
Construction work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
The next public information meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday Oct. 21 at Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa St.
Oak Street will continue to have shoulder closures along the north side of the street between Third and Fourth streets and for a portion of the block between Fourth and Fifth streets.
Construction will occur at the intersection corners and in front of Brio Salon and Spa. Parking will be closed along the north edge of Oak Street from Third to Fourth streets near the intersection corners and for the eastern half of the block between Fourth and Fifth streets.
Crews will continue storm sewer pipe installation along the eastern side of Fifth Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street. The alley connecting Fourth and Fifth streets will be closed from the Firth Street side, and access to the alley will be available from Fourth Street. Two-way traffic will be open on Fifth Street, though a lane shift may be necessary. Parking along the block will be periodically closed.
Later in the week, crews will need to cross Oak Street with storm sewer pipe. This will require the closure of Oak Street. During this work, access to Oak Street between Fourth and Fifth streets will be limited, and traffic delays should be expected.
A construction hotline is available at 970-871-7052. Information on the overall project is available at diggindowntown.com. To receive updates, visit the website, click on Notify Me, and select Downtown Improvement Project updates or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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