Steamboat briefs: Road construction to take longer than projected |

Steamboat briefs: Road construction to take longer than projected

The Routt County Road and Bridge Department reported late Tuesday afternoon a stretch of Routt County Road 14 under construction at Yellowjacket Pass between Stagecoach and Colorado Highway 131 did not open to limited traffic Tuesday morning as planned due to construction delays.

Morning commuters were inconvenienced as a result.

"Due to unforeseen construction issues, County Road 14 will be closed again from Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. through Thursday, Aug. 6 at. 7:30 a.m.," according to a Road & Bridge news release.

"We know the closure impacts your commute and appreciate your patience as we improve the road," Road and Bridge Director Janet Hruby wrote. "Paving will run Thursday, Friday and Monday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and during that time, there will be a one-lane road with flaggers and up to 40 minute delays."

According to Hruby, the road will be open to traffic on the weekend, and the paving dates may be extended if it rains. After paving is completed, the contractor will finish site work while the road is open to traffic.

"Please use caution when traveling in the construction area," Hruby said.

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