City releases update on construction projects
Construction of the Yampa and Oak Street improvement projects continue the week of Sept. 19.
Continuing Monday, Sept. 19, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Sixth and Eighth streets, including both the Seventh and Eighth street intersections.
As work progresses throughout the week, crews will work toward reopening the Eighth Street intersection to vehicular traffic.
The area between Sunpies and Aurum on the south side of Yampa Street at the Eight-Street intersection with be closed to allow crews to install new sidewalk. Pedestrians will be safely routed around the sidewalk closure areas throughout the week, and a pedestrian crossing corridor will be open between Seventh and Eighth streets.
Maintaining access to all businesses is a priority. Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. For everyone’s safety, the city asks visitors, employees and residents to respect 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 and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Construction work on Saturdays will continue between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. those days.
The next bi-weekly public information meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa St.
On Oak Street, curb and gutter installation will continue on the north side of the Third to Fifth street block of Oak Street. A shoulder closure on the Third to Fifth street blocks of Oak Street will include the bike lane parking lane and existing sidewalk links.
Access to all businesses will remain open from the alley. Installation of a storm sewer along the east side of Fifth Street from Oak Street South toward Lincoln Avenue may result in temporary lane closures. Intermittent shoulder closures will also occur on the Fourth to Fifth street block.
Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures, and the project team will continue to communicate with individual owners and tenants on Oak Street as work progresses.
A construction hotline is available at 970-871-7052. Information on the overall project can be found on the city’s website, diggindowntown.com. To receive notice of project updates, visit the website, click on Notify Me and select Downtown Improvement Project updates or send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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