Update released on Yampa Street Improvement Project
Construction of the Yampa Street Improvements Project began May 23 and will continue this week. This phase of the project will be entering its 11th week of construction, and work will be substantially completed by no later than Nov. 24.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 1, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Eight and Ninth streets, including the Ninth Street intersection. There will also be intermittent closures of the sidewalk on the south side of this block during the week, and pedestrians will be safely routed around to the sidewalk on the north side of this block.
Additionally, the shoulder of the road will be closed between Fifth and Sixth streets to allow for work on concrete streetscape. Vehicles and pedestrians will be safely routed around this work zone, and some of the adjacent public parking spaces near Lyon’s Park will also be inaccessible during this week.
Construction work in these areas includes the infrastructure necessary to support moving electric utilities, as well as some storm drainage utility work and concrete streetscape.
Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. For safety, visitors, employees and residents are asked to respect all closures and use the designated detours and parking areas.
Shoppers and visitors are reminded that additional nearby parking is available at the 10th and Yampa Street parking lot, Rodeo Grounds parking lot and Howelsen Hill parking lots, with easy access to Yampa Street via the Ninth or Fifth Street bridges.
Construction work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.
An unrelated construction project by Fox Construction is ongoing on private property between Ninth and 10th streets.
Bi-weekly public information meetings are scheduled for
9 a.m. on Fridays. The next meeting will be Friday, Aug. 12 at Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa St.
A construction hotline is available at 970-871-7052, and information on the overall project is available at diggindowntown.com. To sign up to receive notice of project updates, visit the website, click on Notify Me and select Downtown Improvement Project updates, or send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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