US Highway 40 median cleanup to begin next week |

US Highway 40 median cleanup to begin next week

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — While many people will be out of town for spring break, city crews and local landscapers will be using the time to clean the landscaped medians along U.S. Highway 40 from downtown to JD Hays Way as well as the Mount Werner Road medians and traffic circles.

“It’s not widely known that Parks & Recreation staff is responsible for these areas in addition to maintaining the city’s parks, Yampa River Core Trail and athletic fields,” Parks Supervisor Ernie Jenkins was quoted as saying in a news release. “Our team takes great pride in their work and wants our outdoor spaces to positively reflect the overall community.”

The project will take place from Monday, April 22, to Friday, April 26, weather permitting. Efforts focus on removing scoria, debris and road grime from turf, garden and mulch beds, cleaning up pavers, inspecting irrigation systems, and pruning and mulching of landscaped areas.

Work typically begins after 8 a.m. and finishes by 4 p.m. to minimize impacts during peak drive times. Left lanes may be closed in both directions so expect possible delays. 

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