Work continues on Yampa, Oak street projects |

Work continues on Yampa, Oak street projects

Work on several construction projects will continue this week and is expected to impact traffic.

On Yampa Street, a one-block closure will remain in effect through May 12 between the intersections of Sixth and Seventh streets. The intersection itself will remain open.

Work will be focused between Sake2U and Workman Park frontage on Yampa Street. Pedestrians will be routed to the north side of this block during the closure.

Access to the Steamboat Realty & Lawyer's Group, 635 Yampa St., and Sake2U, 609 Yampa St., will be from the Seventh Street side, and Workman and Ski Town Lion's parks will remain open throughout construction.

Yampa Street is closed to vehicular traffic between the intersections at 10th to 12th streets. The 10th and 12th street intersections will remain open to vehicular traffic, and this closure is expected to last until early June.

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Access to the Double Z from Yampa Street will re-opened this week, and pedestrian and bicycle access will remain open via the Core Trail.

Work associated with the Yampa Street Phase II improvements is expected to be completed by Nov. 1.

Work on Oak Street, will include the south side of the street between Eighth and Ninth streets and involve laying concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk; asphalt patching; and prepping for mill and overlay of parking lot, which is expected to occur the week of May 15.

Beginning the week of May 8, motorists can expect daytime lane closures eastbound on U.S. Highway 40 after 9 a.m., and westbound before 4 p.m. at a project to widen and improve the highway’s intersection with Elk River Road gets underway.

The speed will be reduced to 25 mph, and significant impacts to traffic are expected to begin mid-May at the Elk River Road intersection and peak after paving crews begin the resurfacing operations in June and July.

The Diggin Downtown Hotline, 970-871-7052, will be updated frequently during the project. Information about the overall project is available at Sign up to receive project updates at, or request updates at

Bi-weekly public informational meetings will be held every other Friday at 9 a.m. in Centennial Hall, where the city staff and contractors will share details about the status of the project. The next meeting is set for May 19.