Steamboat Springs construction update for week of June 2 to 8
Emerald Park Access and Railway Crossing
Work continues on the Emerald Park Access construction project. This phase focuses on the reconstruction of the intersection of Emerald Park Lane and Lincoln Avenue, which is expected to run until mid-June. Work on U.S. Highway 40 includes reconstruction of the median, placement of additional drainage and restriping.
Lincoln Avenue will continue to be reduced to one lane in either direction at the Emerald Park/U.S. 40 intersection. Travelers should expect traffic delays.
In addition, the new crossing is not complete and is not open for public use, even for pedestrians. Using the new crossing area to access the park is considered trespassing.
Users of the Emerald Park fields and the Botanic Park can expect to see work within the parking lot near Pamela Lane. During construction activities, there will be times when up to half of the parking lot could be closed. Parking along Pamela Lane is not allowed by park users.
Lincoln Avenue Signal Upgrades
Work began on upgrades and retiming of the signals along U.S. 40 throughout town. These upgrades include improved computer hardware that run the signals, in anticipation of signal timing reprogramming along the U.S. 40 corridor.
The new hardware does change how the signals operate. CDOT crews will be working to smooth differences out as the new hardware is implemented.
Other notable changes include how the Pine Grove/U.S. 40 intersection left turn arrow works from eastbound U.S. 40 onto Pine Grove Road. There will no longer be a green arrow before and after the red signal.
A new signal timing plan will be programmed into the entire system this month. As part of the project, there may also be some changes and alterations of the signal arrangements, with the most notable changes being additional red left turn arrows, the addition of bicycle detection at select intersections, and enhanced vehicle detection.
U.S. Highway 40 and Rabbit Ears Pass
Crews are repairing and resurfacing more than 12 miles of U.S. 40 between Walton Creek Road to the summit of Rabbit Ears Pass as part of a $6.4 million contract with United Companies. In addition, work replaces a drainage culvert east of the summit.
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