Officials offer update on Yampa construction project
Construction of the Yampa Street Improvements Project will continue this week. This phase of the project will be entering its 13th week of construction, and work will be substantially completed no later than Nov. 24.
Beginning on Monday, Aug. 15, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Seventh and Ninth streets, including the Eighth Street intersection. The Seventh Street intersection will remain open.
As construction of streetscapes becomes an element of the project, the north sidewalk on this block of Yampa Street will be closed in front of the Steamboat Springs Police Station parking lot and the residences of Old Town Condos. Due to sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian access to Yampa Street from Eight Street will be limited. Pedestrians will be safely rerouted to the south side of the street and are encouraged to use Ninth of Seventh streets to access businesses on the south side of Yampa Street.
Work will include storm sewer infrastructure, light pole foundations, parking lot paving, street tree preparation, and sidewalk construction.
Additionally, the shoulder of Yampa Street will be closed near the corner of Sixth and Yampa street to allow for work on streetscape in this area. Work in this area will include curb and gutter, a retaining wall and reconstructing a driveway at Bank of the West.
Access to the Bank of the West drive-through and parking lot will remain open, and Yampa Street will remain open to both directions of traffic through this block.
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, 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.
An unrelated construction project by Fox Construction is nearing completion on private property between Ninth and 10th streets.
Bi-weekly public information meetings are scheduled for 9 a.m. Fridays. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26 at Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa St.
A construction hotline, at 970-871-7052 will be updated frequently
Information on the overall project is available on the city’s website, diggindowntown.com.
To sign receive notice of project updates, visit the website, click on Notify Me and select Downtown Improvement Project updates, or email a request to email@example.com.
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