Work begins on trail to western suburbs |

Work begins on trail to western suburbs

— Routt County Road and Bridge Director Janet Hruby confirmed this week that above-average rainfall in May delayed construction on a new 1.5-mile trail that will link the city of Steamboat Springs’ western limits with residential subdivisions in the vicinity of Routt County Road 42, but the project is about to ramp up.

“We will be working on the trail next week, and there is a slim chance it will be open for the Fourth (of July), more likely the week afterwards,” Hruby wrote in an e-mail.

The dirt trail is not intended to be a permanent solution to offering safe pedestrian and bicycle linkage between Gloria Gossard Parkway in the city and western suburbs including Steamboat II, Heritage Park and Silver Spur. But it’s a first step, Hruby said.

The county commissioners have authorized the use of heavy equipment and road and bridge personnel to cut the 10-foot-wide trail on three easements across different parcels of private property.

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