Several streets to close for parade, activities
Steamboat Springs — The city of Steamboat Springs is preparing for the Fourth of July festivities, including the parade and fireworks, and will be closing several roads to accommodate these events, according to a news release from the city.
City officials encourage people to walk, bike or take the free transit bus. Additional transit buses will run before the parade and before and after the fireworks on today. If driving, the city suggests people park at the Steamboat Springs High School or at the Stockbridge Transit Center and walk downtown from there.
For today’s parade, the following streets will be temporarily closed.
• Lincoln Avenue between Fifth and 11th streets,
• Yampa Street between Fifth and 12th streets,
• Side streets between Yampa and Lincoln between Sixth and 11th streets will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.. During this time, Steamboat Springs Transit buses will use the Oak Street detour, and regular downtown Lincoln Avenue stops will be moved to Oak Street at the same cross streets.
At 4 p.m. (or when the parking lots at Howelsen Hill are full) Howelsen Parkway between the tennis courts and the Howelsen Hill lodge will be closed to incoming traffic, with the exception of ADA access and emergency vehicles.
After the fireworks show, in an effort to move traffic out of the Howelsen Hill area following the fireworks show, all traffic will be sent down River Road to its intersection with Mount Werner Road. The Fifth Street bridge will see intermittent closures, and Howelsen Parkway will be closed westbound between the Ice Arena and the Fifth Street bridge
No left turns will be allowed out of the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot.
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