Streets to close for roadwork

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The city's public works crews started to repave roads this week, closing some streets in town.

The work started Monday and will continue for the next 30 days as the city repaves streets or portions of 18 streets. City Public Works Director Jim Weber said the city would announce in the Steamboat Pilot & Today when the specific street closures will occur.

Residents also will be notified on the days before the work begins on their streets if parking restrictions will be in place. The city will indicate those restrictions through cones and signs, Weber said.

In 2005, the city budgeted $540,000 for its pavement-maintenance program and scheduled asphalt overlays on roads every 12 years.

In the Old Town area, the city will repave the section of Oak Street from Fifth to 12th streets; Broad Street; Spruce Street; Third Street from Lincoln Avenue to Oak Street; 10th Street from Lincoln Avenue to the alley; Eighth Street from Oak Street to Aspen Street; the alleyway from 10th Street to 12th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Yampa Street; Logan Avenue from Laurel Street to North Park Avenue; and Deerfoot Avenue.

In the mountain area, the city will repave roads on Ski Trail Lane; Steamboat Boulevard; Clubhouse Drive; Ranch Road; AprÃs Ski Way from Park Meadows to Village Drive; and Longthong Road.

Part of River Road and Critter Court, which is off 13th Street, also will be repaved.

In the next month, two major road projects also will occur on U.S. Highway 40 that will close sections of the road.

On June 6, the city is expected to start work on improving the U.S. 40 and Pine Grove Road intersection.

For much of the work, the road through the intersection will be reduced to one lane in both directions. The only closure will be the U.S. 40 eastbound left-hand turn lane into Pine Grove Road. A detour will go through Anglers Drive to Rollingstone Drive and back onto Pine Grove Road or further down U.S. 40 on Mount Werner Road, which connects to Pine Grove Road.

The city also expects developers to place a drainage culvert underneath U.S. 40 near the Anglers Drive intersection. The work is expected to occur at night and likely will reduce the road to one-way in both directions, Weber said.

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