Crews Complete Improvements on US 40 in Steamboat Springs for Season

Dec. 26, 2017 -

Crews resurfacing and making safety improvements on US 40 have completed work for the season and will resume work in spring 2018, weather permitting. Spring work will include final striping and traffic markings (when temperatures are 50 degrees or above), and sidewalk, guardrail, fencing and landscaping work.

Project work has included the following:

  • Asphalt resurfacing (from east of Routt County Road 33A to Elk River Road (mile points 126.0 to 130.6)
    Crews milled the top layer of asphalt to address surface cracking and imperfections, then overlayed it with a new layer of asphalt.

  • Shouldering and drainage improvements at CR 42 and adjacent to the Steamboat Springs KOA

  • Intersection reconstruction and signal work at US 40 and Elk River Road

  • Construction of approximately 1,800 feet of new sidewalk between Shield Drive and Riverside Plaza on the south side

  • Curb ramp improvements to add wheelchair accessibility at all four corners of Elk River Road/US 40, and along the new section of sidewalk (at three intersections and one access)

The $6.9 million project is a partnership with the City of Steamboat Springs. The city provided $877,900 in funding toward construction, including the water line work.