Yampa construction halted for Labor Day
Construction of the Yampa Street Improvements Project will continue the week of Sept. 5, but there will be no active work on Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.
Continuing on Tuesday, Sept. 6, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Seventh and Ninth Streets, including the Eighth Street intersection. The Seventh and Ninth Street intersections 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 Seventt and Ninth streets to access businesses on the south side of Yampa Street.
The sidewalk is expected to be reopened by Monday, Sept. 12. Work will include installation of utility conduit for undergrounding overhead electric lines, light pole foundations, street tree preparation, sidewalk and curb and gutter installations.
Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. 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 rodeo grounds 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.
Bi-weekly public information meetings are scheduled for
9 a.m. Fridays. The next meeting will be held Friday, Sept. 9 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 project updates, visit the website, click on Notify Me and select Downtown Improvement Project updates, or send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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