City offers update on construction projects
Construction continues on street projects in the Yampa and Oak street areas.
On Yampa Street, a one-block closure to vehicular traffic remains in effect between the intersections of Sixth and Seventh streets as work proceeds.
Beginning Monday, work will be focused along the Bank of the West’s southeasterly frontage on Yampa Street and within the road closure area in front of Sake2U. Pedestrians will be routed to the north side of the street of this block during the closure, and access to the Steamboat Realty & Lawyer’s Group building, at 635 Yampa St., will continue to be from the Seventh Street intersection side. Workman and Ski Town Lion’s parks remain open to the public throughout construction.
Also continuing Monday, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between the intersections at 10th and 12th streets as crews install a new concrete raised intersection. The 10th and 12th street intersections will remain open to vehicular traffic, and this closure is expected to continue through early June.
A small area in front of Double Z will also be closed during the week as crews install new curb and gutter and sidewalk in front of the restaurant. Pedestrian and bicycle access will remain open via the core trail in this area. Pedestrians will be routed from the north side to the core trail to safely navigate the work zone, and businesses will remain accessible at all times.
The Ninth Street pedestrian bridge is closed for a refurbishment project that includes re-decking and painting of the entire structure. Access to Howelsen Hill on Howelsen Parkway from downtown is via Fifth Street to Howelsen Parkway. A signed detour from the intersection of Fifth Street and Howelsen Parkway to the Ambulance/Search & Rescue Barn on Yampa Street is posted.
On Oak Street, work will be contained to Block 15, or Eighth to Ninth street south as work continues on the Eighth and Oak street parking lot and around Oak Street Plaza.
Maintaining access to businesses is a priority. Signage and wayfinding continue to be installed during the required closures. Respect all closures and use the designated detours and parking areas.
Construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, if necessary. The Diggin Downtown Hotline, at 970-871-7052, will be updated frequently during the project. Information on the overall project is available at diggindowntown.com.
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