River Road in Steamboat reopens after April rock slide
May 9, 2011
Steamboat Springs — River Road reopened to through traffic today, according to a news release from the city of Steamboat Springs. The road was closed starting the evening of April 19 because of a rock slide that left large boulders in the road and subsequent slope stabilization work.
According to the release, "The city would like to thank Duckels Construction, Rogue Resources and Yeh and Associates for their efforts in assessing the slope and working to open the road as quickly as possible. The city greatly appreciates the patience of the local community in enduring the closure for the last few weeks."
Public Works employees will continue to monitor the area, and drivers can expect minor delays in the future for possible additional repair work, the release stated.
For more information, contact public works engineer Ben Beall at 970-871-8293.
C.R.s 80, 80A, 18 under seasonal closures in spots
In other weather-related road news, the Routt County Road and Bridge Department has closed several roads:
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- Routt County Road 80 is closed from the gate at the south Forest Service boundary to the gate at the north Forest Service boundary to all vehicle traffic other than emergency and law enforcement vehicles for no more than 90 days.
- C.R. 80 is closed at Smith Rancho, about five miles northeast of C.R.s 80 and 80A because of a washed-out culvert. C.R. 80A is closed at the washed-out culvert on Elk Head Creek.
- C.R. 18 is closed to all motor vehicle traffic from the cattle guard below Stagecoach Reservoir to the gate at Pleasant Valley because of spring runoff and water flowing across the road.
Call Road and Bridge with questions at 970-879-0831.