Two busy intersections in Steamboat getting additional stop signs |

Two busy intersections in Steamboat getting additional stop signs

Traffic moves through the intersection of Mount Werner Road and the exit ramp of U.S. Highway 40 on Friday afternoon. The city will add stop signs to the intersection later this month so that all traffic will have to stop.
Scott Franz

— Some significant changes are coming to two busy intersections in Steamboat Springs.

The city will convert the intersection of Mount Werner Road and the eastbound off ramp of U.S. Highway 40 into an all-way stop.

The intersection of Walton Creek and Whistler roads will get the same treatment.

The changes mean traffic approaching Rotary Park on Mount Werner Road will encounter a stop sign along with the traffic that goes underneath U.S. 40.

Work on the intersections is scheduled to start the week of June 19, weather permitting.

The city’s public works department evaluated the traffic counts and accident data at the intersections and determined the stop signs would make them safer and ease wait times at the existing stop signs.

Currently, traffic on the off ramp and Whistler Road must wait to make turns at the intersections.

“During high commuter traffic times, cars have extensive delays at the stop signs waiting for an opening to turn into traffic,” city staff wrote in a press release about the changes.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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