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Yampa Street construction project moves into second week

Yampa Street construction

— So far, Yampa Street construction work has impacted one business, but the owner remains optimistic.

“The end result is going to be great,” Steamboat Meat & Seafood owner Billy Hamil said Friday.

He said lunch business has been down 25 percent during the first week of construction, which closed Yampa in front of his building, so a new sewer main can be installed. Fish sales have been down 40 percent.

“But they said it’s only going to be about two weeks,” Hamil said.

Keeping businesses accessible during the construction project has been a priority. Hamil said customers can access his business between 10th and 11th streets by using the adjacent parking lot or going through the alley.

Hamil’s section of Yampa Street should be open by Tuesday as work moves eastward, with a closure between Eighth and 10th streets.

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The work is part of the greater multimillion-dollar Yampa Street improvement project, that has been discussed since 1984.

Work is taking place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday. Some work will take place on weekends in June and after Sept. 24.

No work will be done on Memorial Day.

The city is asking residents and visitors to respect all closures and use the designated detours and parking areas.

While Yampa is closed between Eighth and10th streets, the parking lot next to Backdoor Sports will not be accessible.

During the first week of construction, Duckels Construction replaced the 10th Street manhole and sewer line. A bypass pump was installed, so sewer service would not be impacted.

Residents can call 970-871-7052 any time to hear a recording with the latest project update.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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