Antonio Gomez, front, of Colorado Hardscapes, smooths tinted concrete at Eleventh Street and Lincoln Avenue on Monday as traffic navigates the construction zone in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Photo by Tom Ross

Antonio Gomez, front, of Colorado Hardscapes, smooths tinted concrete at Eleventh Street and Lincoln Avenue on Monday as traffic navigates the construction zone in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Drivers in Steamboat could see some relief today

Third Street intersection and Lincoln to Seventh to open today

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Traffic snakes west on Lincoln Avenue toward Fifth Street on Monday. Motorists could catch a break today with more intersections and traffic lanes set to open.

Project information

For daily updates on the U.S. Highway 40 construction project, call 970-819-7008. To sign up for e-mail updates on the project, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the “Sign up for E-mail and Wireless Alerts” link in the upper right corner. Enter an e-mail address, select the appropriate updates and click “Submit.” For more information, visit the project website here.

— Steamboat drivers fed up with the downtown construction should get some relief today.

The Third Street intersection is scheduled to open and so will traffic in all four lanes to Seventh Street, Jody Patten, project information manager for Scott Contracting, said Monday. That would allow for turns at all intersections and street parking on Lincoln Avenue from Third to Seventh.

The north side of Lincoln Avenue was closed Monday evening for temporary road striping, with traffic diverted onto Oak Street.

As part of the $5.6 million Colorado Department of Trans­portation project to replace asphalt with concrete on U.S. Highway 40 from Third to 13th streets, recessed striping less than an inch below the surface of the concrete road will be completed in fall, after Scott Contracting resumes work after the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Scott Contracting will suspend work June 30 for the height of the summer tourist season. Work will resume Sept. 7 with a contractual completion date set for Nov. 18.

Crews are on target to complete paving on the south side of Lincoln Avenue from 13th to Ninth streets and have the street cleared of all equipment and traffic control devices by the end of June, Patten said. She said a recent stretch of good weather contributed to Scott Contracting working farther east on the south side of Lincoln than originally planned.

“It looks great. We’re making great progress,” she said.

Patten said the final bulb-outs on the north side of Lincoln Avenue would be paved Wednesday or Thursday.

She said the paving of the connections from Lincoln Avenue to the side streets also would continue.

Scott Contracting had hoped to open the 13th Street intersection by Wednesday, Patten said, but that may not happen until Thursday or Friday.

Comments

weststmbtres 4 years, 6 months ago

Did anybody else notice the brick inlay on the sidewalk in front of the courthouse sits about an inch lower than the new concrete curb they just poured? There's quite a bit of standing water sitting on the bricks when it rains. I asked one of the workers and he said they were done with it. Standing water on our sidewalks will be dangerous sheets of ice in the winter. Who is giving the final approval on the work? Is there going to be a set of punchlist items the City can require that they fix? There has been a dangerous puddle/ice patch on the other side of Lincoln Avenue at the 5th street intersection for years. Now is the time to correct the slopes and get the sidewalk drainage working. We are planning on this new concrete lasting for 30 years. This is going to be the last chance for a long time to get the sidewalks draining correctly.

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