Construction begins at Chinook Lane and Walton Creek Road |

Construction begins at Chinook Lane and Walton Creek Road

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The city of Steamboat Springs and Native Excavating have begun construction of an improved transit stop and enhanced pedestrian crossing at the corner of Walton Creek Road and Chinook Lane.

The improvements include the construction of a concrete pad at an existing transit stop along Chinook Lane. The transit stop will be connected to the intersection of Chinook Lane and Walton Creek Road via a 250-foot sidewalk. Storm sewer improvements, including storm sewer inlets and curbs and gutters will be installed to improve drainage around the transit stop.

The crossing at Walton Creek Road also will be improved by installing advanced pedestrian warning beacons and an overhead streetlight to increase driver awareness of pedestrians at the intersection.

The project involves a full lane closure and mandatory detour of Chinook Lane for the duration of the project, which is expected to run through May. Vehicles will be able to travel only one way on Chinook Lane at the Walton Creek Road intersection. Motorists who access Walton Creek Road using Chinook Lane will have to divert to Whistler Road in order to turn onto Walton Creek.

Transit stops along Chinook Lane and at Skyview will be temporarily relocated to Whistler Road during the project execution.

The $120,000 project is funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation Division of Transit and Rail with matching funds from the city of Steamboat Springs.

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