Median replacement project underway in Steamboat Springs |

Median replacement project underway in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Pilot & Today
Crews from Duckels Construction start work on the medians between Old Fish Creek Falls Road and Anglers Drive on Monday, April 25. The project is expected to continue throughout the summer.
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Work began Monday, April 25, along the medians on U.S. Highway 40 between Old Fish Creek Falls Road and Anglers Drive in Steamboat Springs.

The project will continue throughout the summer, replacing grassy areas that require a lot of water and maintenance with decorative concrete pavers and drought-resistant plants and trees. Also, a new irrigation system will help reduce water use.

The project has been divided into four zones, and the median work will progress west to east throughout the summer as the project moves through each zone, according to the city. Deteriorated sections of the curb and gutter also will be replaced while storm drain inlet protection is installed and the existing decorative light poles are remounted during the project.

This map shows the four different zones along U.S. Highway 40 in Steamboat Springs slated for median work this summer. Crews will begin on zone one on the west and work their way to the zones to the east.
City of Steamboat Springs/Courtesy graphic

As a result, the inside lanes on U.S. 40 in both directions will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Motorists should implement the zipper merge technique, using both lanes to the merge point to accommodate more traffic up to the merge point.

The closures will be lifted at the end of each construction day and on the weekends.

The project is expected to be completed this October, depending on the weather. City officials say the work is similar to a project on the south portion of U.S. 40 a few years ago.

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