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Howelsen Hill parking for Night Extravaganza may be limited

Staff report
Steamboat Pilot & Today

Plan ahead for parking if you plan on attending the Night Extravaganza on Saturday, Feb. 9. (File photo)

Howelsen Hill base area parking typically fills to capacity early for the Night Extravaganza on Saturday, Feb. 9, and overflow parking will be available at the rodeo grounds as space permits. Due to pedestrian volumes, access to Howelsen Lodge may be heavily restricted and/or closed.

Once the Howelsen parking lots are full, Howelsen Parkway will be closed to incoming traffic with the exception of ADA access and emergency vehicles. At that time, traffic may be diverted at Fifth and Yampa streets. ADA parking is limited at the Howelsen Lodge and some ADA spaces will be set up at the tennis courts. Parking is not permitted along Howelsen Parkway or River Road.

After the fireworks, community service officers will direct departing Howelsen traffic down River Road to where it intersects with Mount Werner Road in an effort to efficiently move vehicles out of this area. The Fifth Street Bridge will have intermittent closures, and Howelsen Parkway will be closed westbound between the ice complex and the Fifth Street Bridge. There will be no left turns permitted out of the ice complex parking lot.

Motorists are asked to follow traffic directions and signals, yield to city buses and refrain from blocking intersections.

Additional parking is available throughout the downtown area, at the Steamboat Springs High School and the Stock Bridge Transit Center. It is highly recommended that people walk, take the free bus or utilize drop-off/pick-up locations at the west end of Yampa and Oak streets to access the venue.

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