Downtown Steamboat construction update


— Scott Contracting provided the following information about the downtown Steamboat Springs U.S. Highway 40 construction project:

• The Third Street intersection will be closed for at least another week.

• Instead, use Seventh or Ninth streets. Also, cross Lincoln Avenue from Old Town to the Yampa River at Seventh or Ninth streets with uniformed officers during peak commute times; use signals in off-peak times.

• The top commitment is getting the Fifth Street intersection open in time for the Steamboat Marathon on June 6.

• Lincoln Avenue will be closed overnight for paving Fifth through Third streets from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.

• Lincoln Avenue will have hour delays from 4 to 6 a.m. June 4 to move the paver into position.

• Tenth Street will reopen Tuesday.

• Eleventh and 12th streets will be closed to lefts from Lincoln and onto Lincoln during Phase 4, starting Tuesday.

• Thirteenth will be closed to all turns except rights onto Lincoln from 13th starting as early as Tuesday for at least a week to 10 days. Please go back to alternate routes used in Phase 1 (James Brown Bridge). Crews will be in Phase 4 for the remainder of June but will try to have 13th open as soon as possible.

Note: Parking and business access is still readily available, accessing from Yampa and Oak streets and via side streets and parking in surrounding lots.

Cyclists and people on foot crossing Lincoln Avenue should not do so in work zones, but should use crossings with flaggers at Fifth and near Seventh and Ninth streets. Note: Most sidewalks are open in the area; only crosswalks are closed in active work zones for public safety.


mavis 6 years, 11 months ago

I would be estatic if we could just get this construction done downtown--- so here is an idea--- Scott contracting can't and won't pay overtime yet they are behind.

There are SEVERAL LOCAL construction experts without work ranging from laborers, operators, concrete and so on. Why not have their out of town employes work their 4 tens like they are-- send them home and have a huge job fair at the community center where they can hire an entire other crew to work Friday, Sat and Sun. The local hard working unemployed people would get 30 hours a week and Scott's crew would get 40 and we could move past this issue FASTER. Without costing the local taxpayers any "overtime bailout $$"

Get the city and CDOT to redo the contract stating they can't work on specific weekends and so on.


Troy Kuhl 6 years, 11 months ago

With Scott so far behind, why in the heck didn't they work on Friday? Monday is the holiday not Friday. At this rate, Lincoln might be done by ski season, if we are all so lucky.


sledneck 6 years, 11 months ago

Mavis, That sounds good at first but here are the problems... 1. There are no "local, hard working..." to hire. Believe that if you wish... you are wrong. Most construction workers in this valley would not know hard work if it smacked them in the mouth. 2. The Scott crew would blame all of Mondays problems on the "local, hard working" weekend crews. They would be right and Tuesday-Friday would be spent straightening up the mess. 3. The contract is for a set amount that Scott has to fullfill. It is not a contest to see who has a better idea now. If you had a better idea you should have bid the job. 4. There is no such thing as an "expert" in commercial construction. It is a "practice", not a perfected art. One reason for this is that, when dealing with local government, the rules change like the wind. 5. One party(the city or CDOT) can't "re-do" a contract. What are you smokin? The idea of a contract is that it binds parties AGAINST changing their feeble minds. A DEAL IS A DEAL! It's not Scott thats at fault here, it's the people who were supposed to be lookin out for you and failed... THATS what government does, fails. Any loopholes that Scott is now skating through reflect the ignorance of those on the OTHER SIDE of the contract. Scott is the smart one here.


mavis 6 years, 11 months ago

wow sledneck--- I agree with you that the gov. is failing I have to ask-- if the city is contemplating paying the OT needed to speed it up how do think that isn't changing the "deal?" and I bet if the community was asked the majority would like to see the good weather days with some progress downtown And yes there are a LOT of worthless workers out there-- but there are actually a lot of honest hardworking ones Using common sense one would think that Scott would have their foremen and bosses overseeing the "other crew" Bottom line -- just GET IT DONE


blue_spruce 6 years, 11 months ago

"...Most construction workers in this valley would not know hard work if it smacked them in the mouth...."

not only are you wrong, but you are an a*hole for saying this.


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