Lincoln Avenue makes room for annual Halloween Stroll

The annual Halloween Stroll will take place throughout Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
City of Steamboat Springs/Courtesy photo

From 4:45-8 p.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Avenue will close for the annual holiday stroll.

During the closure, vehicles and motorists will be directed to use Yampa Street and Lincoln Avenue westbound onto Oak Street. Once the event is over, Lincoln Avenue will reopen to traffic. 

Traffic regulators will be stationed at the Fifth, Seventh, Eighth and 11th street intersections with barricades set up along the entry of the designated side streets. Alleyway access between the main street will be limited. 

Starting Tuesday night, westbound vehicles will make a right turn onto Fifth Street, followed by a left turn onto Oak Street, before proceeding onto 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue. To facilitate smoother movement for semi-trucks, parking will not be permitted around the Fifth and Oak and 11th and Oak intersections. Also, on-street parking on Oak Street will be restricted due to the detour.

Traffic moving east will make a right turn at 11th Street, followed by a left turn onto Yampa Street. It will proceed along the seven blocks of Yampa to Fifth Street before heading back to Lincoln Avenue. There will be no parking permitted on 11th Street or at the junctions of 11th and Yampa and Fifth and Yampa.

The Soda Creek Bridge project closure will only be open for the event starting around noon in order to facilitate detour traffic plans. The Fifth Street Bridge will only remain open to northbound traffic. 

Throughout the closure, temporary bus stops for westbound Steamboat Springs Transit routes will be located on Fifth Street and at Seventh, Ninth and 10th streets. For eastbound SST routes, the stops will be situated on 11th Street, as well as Ninth and Seventh streets on Yampa Street. Once Lincoln Avenue reopens, the buses will resume their regular operations.

Information about SST locations and schedules can be accessed at or by calling 970-879-3717.

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