Work continues on Yampa, Oak streets
Continuing Monday, Sept. 12, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Seventh and Ninth streets, including the Eight Street intersection.
The Seventh and Ninth street intersections will remain open.
The north side pedestrian walkway will be reopened between the Eighth Street intersection and the fire station. The sidewalk on the south side of Yampa Street between Backdoor Sports and Wheels Bike Shop and the Aurum restaurant will be closed to allow crews to install utilities across the sidewalk. Pedestrians will be rerouted around the sidewalk closure throughout the week.
Maintaining access to all businesses is a priority. Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. For everyone’s safety, the city asks visitors, employees and residents to respect 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, the rodeo grounds parking lot and Howelsen Hill parking lots, with easy access to Yampa Street via the Ninth and 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. Saturday work resumed Sept. 10, and workers will be authorized to work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. those days.
Bi-weekly public information meetings are scheduled for 9 a.m. Fridays. The next meeting will be Friday, Sept. 23 at Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa St.
Work is also continuing on the north side of the Third to Fifth street block of Oak Street. A shoulder closure on the Third to Fourth street block of Oak Street will include the bike lane parking lane and existing sidewalk links. Intermittent shoulder closures will also occur on the Fourth to Fifth street block. Access to all businesses will remain open from the alley.
A construction hotline will be updated frequently; the number to call is 970-871-7052. Information on the overall project is available on the city’s website, diggindowntown.com.
To receive notice of project updates, visit the website, click on Notify Me, and select Downtown Improvement Project updates, or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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