Steamboat Springs winter parking to be restricted beginning Nov. 1

Steamboat Springs will begin its annual parking restrictions on Nov. 1 in an effort to allow plow crews to maintain streets, parking lots and alleyways during the winter.

“Keeping our streets clear and open for travel is our top priority in our community, where snow is a mainstay,” Streets Superintendent David Van Winkle said in a Thursday, Oct. 27, news release. “We’re asking for everyone’s help in making that a bit easier by adhering to the city’s winter parking requirements which go into effect Tuesday.”

To expedite snow removal efforts, winter parking will be prohibited on city streets and shoulders during the following hours:

  • Lincoln Avenue from 3-6 a.m.
  • Stockbridge Transit Center from 2:30-6 a.m.
  • Ski Time Square from 3-6 a.m.
  • Anglers Drive area and south to city limits from midnight to 8 a.m.
  • All other areas from 2-8 a.m.

These restrictions will be in place from Nov. 1 to April 30. Vehicles may be ticketed if left on city right-of-way within the restricted hours and/or towed during snowplow operation.

Streets are prioritized according to public safety requirements and traffic volumes, with a focus on access routes for emergency vehicles, transit, and commercial routes, before moving into residential areas. The city maintains 160 lane miles of streets, 6 miles of alleys, 37 parking lots, 1,100 fire hydrants and 105 cul-de-sacs, utilizing 5 graders, 5 sand trucks with roughly 2,800 tons of scoria annually.

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