Mt Werner-Steamboat Blvd Improvements

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MT WERNER/STEAMBOAT BLVD ROAD CLOSURE


The major project elements consist of a new partial double lane roundabout and replacement of an existing drainage pipe to convey the 100-year flood. Other improvements include addition of new sidewalks, formalizing an existing bus stop, landscaping beautification, street and pedestrian lighting. The project has been in the works for decades and design by Baseline Engineering began in 2019.

The roundabout has been appropriately sized by the engineer’s to perform well even during Steamboat’s busiest winter weekends. To that end the roundabout will have two-lanes in the westbound direction which will make it the first of its kind in Steamboat but similar to those in communities like Vail and Avon.

The project will be designed so that it can be more readily converted to a full double lane roundabout at some point in the future. The total project is expected to cost more than $4MM to complete and will be a significant improvement for the many vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists that travel through the intersection every day.



MT WERNER/STEAMBOAT BLVD ROAD CLOSURE


The major project elements consist of a new partial double lane roundabout and replacement of an existing drainage pipe to convey the 100-year flood. Other improvements include addition of new sidewalks, formalizing an existing bus stop, landscaping beautification, street and pedestrian lighting. The project has been in the works for decades and design by Baseline Engineering began in 2019.

The roundabout has been appropriately sized by the engineer’s to perform well even during Steamboat’s busiest winter weekends. To that end the roundabout will have two-lanes in the westbound direction which will make it the first of its kind in Steamboat but similar to those in communities like Vail and Avon.

The project will be designed so that it can be more readily converted to a full double lane roundabout at some point in the future. The total project is expected to cost more than $4MM to complete and will be a significant improvement for the many vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists that travel through the intersection every day.



  • Construction & Closure Begins April 12 in Mountain Area

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    01 Apr 2021
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    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-April 1, 2021-In under two weeks, the city is set to begin constructing a new roundabout at the intersection of Steamboat Blvd and Mt. Werner Road and implement closures and detours following the end of the ski season.

    “This intersection has been on the radar for some time and this project addresses significant safety improvements for both motorists and pedestrians,” said Project Manager and Public Works Engineer Danny Paul. “While we’ll have to change how we travel temporarily, the benefits of this project will be felt immediately when completed and well into the future.”

    Having worked on three roundabouts in Steamboat Springs including the most recent one at Ski Time Square, Duckels Construction will serve as the general contractor and TRC Engineers as the construction project manager/inspector. The project is estimated to be finished by late October.

    Individuals traveling along Mt. Werner Rd will see project signage going up over the coming weeks. The road closure, which will run from April 12 through July 1, will shut Mt. Werner Rd off from all traffic between Montview Lane and Mt. Werner Circle and see partial closures on Old Mt. Werner Road and Broomtail Lane. Steamboat Springs Transit will adjust the Red and Green routes this summer due to numerous planned projects including this one. In addition, the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp will be completing mountain projects during the same time which will add trucking traffic along the detour route.

    Motorists traveling to/from the mountain village will need to use Highway 40 to Walton Creek Road to Village Drive. Motorists accessing from north of the closure will be required to use Central Park Drive to get around the project area. Two-way traffic on Mt. Werner will return before the July 4 holiday weekend. The public should expect delays during this time and are encouraged to use alternate methods of transportation or plan ahead by adjusting your schedule or taking alternate routes to get around the closure on Mt. Werner Road.

    “Closing the area during the initial phase allows the project to be completed in a single construction season instead of spanning two summers,” continued Paul. “This is a substantial project in terms of size and volume of work required and we’re doing everything possible to be efficient and limit disruptions.”

    The final product will see two lanes westbound (toward US40) and one lane eastbound (headed to ski mountain) that can be expanded to two lanes in the future when volumes warrant. The roundabout has been appropriately sized to perform well even during Steamboat’s busiest winter periods. In addition, an existing drainage pipe to accommodate the 100-year flood will be installed. New sidewalks, formalizing existing bus stops, landscaping beautification, street and pedestrian lighting are part of the overall scope.

    The city will host bi-weekly public information meetings to share updates, with the first one scheduled virtually for Friday, April 9 at 10am. Essential materials, including site plan, description, FAQs, detour & closure maps, contacts, and public meeting notices can be found at EngageSteamboat.net/Roundabout. Also, a Public Hotline for questions, comments or concerns is available at 970.871.8291 or individuals can email the project manager directly.

    -WeServeTheCity-

    Contact
    Danny Paul, Project Manager & Public Works Engineer, 970.871.8210 or email
    Ben Beall, City Engineer, 970.871.8293 or email
    Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

  • Project Update - 3/5/2021

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    01 Apr 2021
    • Design work is complete and project is currently out to bid!
    • All critical easements have been acquired from adjacent property owners
    • Bid’s from interested contractor’s are due to the City on March 16th at which time the city will evaluate and determine if the budget is sufficient to move forward to construction
    • Once bids are received and a low bidder is determined, the city will know who the construction contractor and detailed schedule
    • Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 12th and completion estimated for late October
    • Assuming the project does move forward there will be a road closure along Mt. Werner Road at the Steamboat Blvd./Broomtail Lane intersection from April 12 until July 1. All traffic will be detoured via alternate routes to/from the mountain area…more details to come
  • Contactor Info Meeting

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    14 Oct 2020

    Steamboat Springs Roadway Improvements
    Mount Werner Road & Steamboat Blvd. Roundabout

    Informational Meeting Agenda - October 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM


    PROJECT DETAILS: (See below for Meeting Agenda)

    1. Project Team:
      • City Project Manager: Danny Paul, City of Steamboat Springs
      • Project Design Engineer: Chris Rundall, Baseline Engineering
      • Construction Management: Katie Goodwin, TRC Companies
      • Electrical Design Engineer: Andy Wilder, Wilder Engineering
      • Landscape Architect: Mike Campbell, MGC Design, Inc.
      • City Public Relations Officer: TBD
      • Contractor: TBD
        • Partners:
          • URAAC and Steamboat Springs Redevelopment Authority
          • Public Utility Providers: Yampa Valley Electric, Mt. Werner Water, Comcast, Centurylink and Atmos
    2. Project Overview:
      • Improvement on intersection of Mount Werner Road & Steamboat Blvd
      • Roundabout Intersection Project:
        • Partial double lane roundabout (Steamboat’s biggest)
        • Sanitary sewer re-alignment
        • Stormwater upgrades and replacements including large diameter pipe installation, and inlets/outlet structures
        • Grading for re-constructed roadway slope,
        • Streetscape – sidewalks, trees, lighting
        • See handout for draft Schedule of Quantities
    3. Project Schedule/Sequencing
      • 2020/21 Fall/Winter Design & Bidding
        • Contractor Input Meeting October 2020
        • 90% Design November 2020
        • Construction Documents February 2021
        • Easement Acquisitions February 2021
        • Advertise February 2021
        • Award March 2021
      • 2021 Construction:
        • Notice to Proceed April 2021
        • Utility Coordination March to November 2021
        • Construction April to October 2021
        • Punch List & Closeout October 2021


    AGENDA ITEMS: This meeting has been publicly advertised and is open to the public

    1. Project Overview & Introduction....................................................................................1:00pm
      • Introductions and Project Overview
      • Intent of the meeting
      • Funding structure for the project
      • Easement acquisitions
      • Traffic control / access expectations
    2. Review of Design Development Plans............................................................................1:20pm
    3. Construction Phasing & Sequencing...............................................................................1:30pm
      • See plan sheet for conceptual phasing/sequencing
      • We appreciate feedback from contractors regarding construction phasing/sequencing with consideration to project schedule and challenges.
        • Are there advantages to milling and paving all at once?
        • How will culvert installation be phased to accommodate spring runoff?
      • Culvert installation:
        • Water control and diversion
        • Utility supports
        • Sequencing
      • Utility provider coordination and relocation plans
    4. Construction Schedule...................................................................................................... 1:45pm
      • We appreciate feedback regarding construction duration. We anticipate this work may be completed in one summer construction season, approximately 6 months.
    5. Construction Staging Areas & Easements...................................................................... 2:00pm
      • We are seeking feedback on the property acquisition size/areas shown in the design plans.
      • Review of temporary construction easements.
      • From a staging standpoint, what is desired to most efficiently facilitate the execution of this work? How many staging locations? How large of an area is needed for a project of this scale? What is the minimum (least efficient) and maximum (most efficient) staging area desired?
      • Detour routes for peds/bikes
    6. Project Challenges......................................................................................... ……………..2:15pm
      • Identified Challenges:
        • Road closures and traffic routing during construction of 2-60-inch stormwater pipes
        • Maintaining safe and stable surfaces at grade changes between construction phases
        • Minimizing tree and other vegetation removal adjacent to residential properties.
        • Safe access routes for pedestrians and bicyclists
      • Pre-cast lead times
      • What challenges do you see with this project (constructability, traffic/pedestrian control, staging, etc.)?
      • What have we missed?
    7. Open Discussion................................................................................................................ 2:30pm
    8. Schedule Next Contractor Info Meeting……………………………………………………..2:55pm


    ATTACHMENTS

    1. Site Plan (from DD)
    2. Ownership Map (from DD)
    3. Other Selected sheets: Culvert replacement, Utilities, Road Profiles (from DD)
    4. Phasing plan (from DD)
    5. Draft bid schedule / SOQ’s (from DD)


  • Design Plan

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    27 Jul 2020
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    Basic Site Plan Design