City offers update on construction projects
After an efficient couple of weeks, construction efforts are winding down in the 12th and Yampa street corridor. Crews completed a new storm drain installation, a new concrete bulb-out near Orange Peel and finishing touches on the new Little Toots Park frontage including installation of pavers and boulders.
Construction efforts for the coming week include the following.
- Crews will get a break, as no construction is planned today or Tuesday, July 4. Work will resume Wednesday, July 5
- Beginning Wednesday, July 5, efforts will focus in two new work zone areas – along the south side of Yampa Street in front of the public parking lot at Ninth Street and along the north side of Yampa Street in front of the parking lot at 10th Street. These areas will remain open to vehicular traffic with some intermittent delays as crews work to install new concrete curb, gutter, sidewalks and street lights. Work in these zones is expected to last several weeks.
- A storm sewer crossing 10th Street will require the street to be closed between Yampa Street and the 10th Street parking lot access for one to two days. Vehicular traffic will be detoured to Ninth and 11th streets during this time.
- The public parking lots at 9th and 10th Streets will remain open throughout the construction work in these areas.
- Pedestrian and bicycle access will remain open via the Yampa River Core Trail and bike lanes on Yampa Street in all work areas.
On Oak Street, no work is planned for today or Tuesday, July 4. When work resumes Wednesday, July 3, efforts will be focused in the following areas.
- Tree plantings and revegetation will take place on both sides of Oak between Ninth and 10 streets.
- The upper Wells Fargo Parking lot will close Thursday, July 6.
- The Wells Fargo block work will resume Wednesday, July 5 with prep and installation of curb, gutter, sidewalk and handicap ramps. Parking will be closed from Third to Fourth street on Oak Street and on Fourth Street from Oak Street south to the alley. The right turn lane onto Third Street on eastbound Oak Street will also close.
Construction hours for both projects run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.
Information on the overall project is available at diggindowntown.com. Sign up to receive project updates at steamboatsprings.net or send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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