Yampa closed between 7th and 9th streets | SteamboatToday.com

Yampa closed between 7th and 9th streets

Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic this week between Seventh and Ninth streets, including the Eighth Street intersection, as the Yampa Street Improvements Project enters its 14th week. The Seventh Street intersection will remain open.

As construction of streetscape elements becomes an element of the project, the north side sidewalk on this block of Yampa Street will be closed in front of the Steamboat Springs Police Station parking lot and the residences of Old Town Condos. Due to sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian access to Yampa Street from Eighth Street will be limited. Pedestrians will be safely rerouted to the south side of the street and are encouraged to use Seventh and Ninth streets to access businesses on the south side of Yampa. Work will include storm sewer infrastructure, light pole foundations, parking lot paving, street tree preparation and sidewalk construction.

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 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, the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena 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 nearing completion on private property between Ninth and 10th streets.

Bi-weekly public information meetings are scheduled for 9 a.m. Fridays. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26 at Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa St.

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 send an email request to downtown@steamboatsprings.net.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.