CDOT work to close Third Street at post office

Closure could begin today and last through weekend; vehicle access from Lincoln Avenue

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CDOT spokeswoman Jody Patten said more information on the U.S. Highway 40 improvement project is available online at CDOT's project information Web site. The public information telephone number for the U.S. 40 reconstruction project is 819-7008. Updates are also available on Twitter at US40SB.

— The Colorado Department of Transportation's work on U.S. Highway 40 is moving steadily to the east side of downtown Steamboat Springs.

CDOT spokeswoman Jody Patten said access to Ninth and 12th streets off U.S. 40, known as Lincoln Avenue through town, re-opened Wednesday and will remain open "for the foreseeable future."

After a closure Wednesday, access to Sixth Street has re-opened and will remain so today.

Fifth Street, however, is closed to through traffic north and south of Lincoln Avenue today. Street parking on Fifth is only available to the north of Lincoln.

Fourth Street south of Lincoln is closed to through traffic until at least 7 p.m. today, Patten said.

Users of the downtown U.S. Post Office should note that Third Street will be closed north of Lincoln as soon as today, for work that will continue "at least through the weekend," Patten said. Vehicles will be allowed to turn north onto Third Street from Oak Street or Fish Creek Falls Road, but not south. Vehicle access to the post office will be through the Lincoln Avenue entrance or the Wells Fargo parking lot, Patten said. Pedestrians will be able to access the post office from those locations, as well.

Patten asked drivers to observe work zone speed limits when driving through work areas. She said vehicle speeds have been "excessively over the 20 mph limit in the work zone since this project started," and asked drivers to respect the safety of workers, pedestrians and other motorists.

Patten said more information is available online at CDOT's project information Web site. The public information telephone number for the U.S. 40 improvement project is 819-7008. Updates are also available on Twitter at US40SB.

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