Mt Werner-Steamboat Blvd Improvements

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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.



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.



  • Traffic Shifts North in Roundabout Project Zone

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    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-September 10, 2021-The Steamboat Blvd/Mt. Werner Rd Roundabout Project hits a major milestone when traffic through the construction site will shift to the northside of the roadway during the latter part of next week around September 15.

    “So much of the early work was underground infrastructure and out of sight by the community, but now the hard work of crews is clear as we transition traffic flow and construction to new areas of the project,” commented Project Manager and Public Works Engineer Danny Paul. “As stated throughout the project, we remain on schedule for a November completion.”

    With the shift, one-lane traffic in each direction will flow on the newly paved road where much of the underground work on the north side is now complete, except for the installation of two walls to the north of Old Mt. Werner Road. A small portion of Steamboat Blvd closest to Mt. Werner Rd, will remain closed until the project is complete. However, Old Mt. Werner Road will reopen providing connectivity to Steamboat Blvd via Montview Lane for both westbound and eastbound traffic.

    This is still an active construction site and motorists are asked to proceed S L O W L Y through the work zone. Pedestrian and bicycle access is provided through a defined path at three designated locations.

    “With the freshly paved surface, it will be easy to forget this is still an active work zone,” continued Paul. “Please slow down and follow all posted signage and speed limits so crews can safely complete their work.”

    Project construction efforts will continue in full force until November at which time the roundabout will open for vehicles to use. Work runs from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday and beginning in mid-September will also include weekend work. The project team hosts bi-weekly virtual meetings and the meeting schedule, project updates and photos can be found at engagesteamboat.net/roundabout

  • Project Update 8/31/2021

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    Crews continue to prepare the roadway for paving on the north side by focusing on concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk, and transit stop installation. The majority of the underground work on the north side is now complete, except for the installation of several large headwalls to the north of Old Mt. Werner Road. In preparation for paving, crews will continue to conduct surface grading and flat work across the site over the next week.

    Paving on the north side of the roadway is currently scheduled for September 7-10, conditions permitting. During paving, Montview Lane will be closed for approximately one day, with access to the Montview Subdivision available via Old Mt. Werner Road. Crews are targeting September 13 to shift traffic from the south side to the north side of the roundabout. At that time, Old Mt. Werner Road will reopen between Steamboat Boulevard and Montview Lane.

    Project construction efforts will continue in full force through late October to early November. Work runs from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday. The project team hosts bi-weekly virtual meetings and the meeting schedule, project updates and photos can be found on this site throughout the duration of the project.


  • Project Update 7/21/2021

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    The project is open to one-lane traffic in each direction. Excessive speed has been an issue especially in the downhill direction and possess a safety risk for workers. It is imperative that drivers understand this is an active construction site and to proceed S L O W L Y through the work zone. The 15-mph speed limit is being aggressively enforced by the police. Pedestrian and bicycle access is provided on the soft surface material through a defined path with a crossing guard at designated locations.

    Access from Mt. Werner Rd to Steamboat Blvd is still on track to be available in mid-August. Work has been focused on the north side of the roadway with a large junction box and storm line installed so the sidewalks by the Porches can open soon.

    Even with the reopening of traffic access, project construction efforts will continue in full force through late October to early November. Work runs from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday. The project team hosts bi-weekly virtual meetings at 10am with the final July meeting scheduled for July 30. engagesteamboat.net/roundabout

  • Project Update 7/9/2021

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    The project reopened one-lane traffic in each direction through the construction site prior to the July 4th holiday weekend and access to the mountain village remains open. The speed limit through the site has been reduced to 15mph and is actively being enforced. Pedestrian and bicycle access is also available on the soft surface material through a defined path. While Mt. Werner Road has reopened, there is still no access from Mt. Werner Rd to Steamboat Blvd at this time. Access to Steamboat Blvd is anticipated to be available in mid-August.

    Even with the reopening of traffic access, project construction efforts will continue in full force through late October to early November. Work runs from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday. The project team hosts bi-weekly virtual meetings at 10am with the next meetings scheduled for July 16, and July 30. engagesteamboat.net/roundabout

  • Mt. Werner Reopens Ahead of Holiday Weekend

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    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-June 28, 2021-Mt. Werner Road is scheduled to reopen to vehicle traffic beginning on Thursday, July 1, 2021, as promised at the start of the Mt. Werner/Steamboat Blvd Roundabout project back in April. The entire project is on schedule to be complete in early November as originally announced.

    “Allowing the full closure of Mt. Werner enabled a significant amount of infrastructure work to be done and ensured this project will be completed in one year instead of two,” commented Project Manager & Public Works Engineer Danny Paul. “With the reopening, pressure on Walton Creek will be reduced and the mountain area will have two access points for the remainder of the project.”

    With the reopening, Phase I of the Roundabout Project will be wrapping up and moves into Phase II. Phase I work consisted of deep utility installations most of which will be unnoticeable when the road reopens but was important work necessary for roundabout construction to begin.

    Starting Thursday, one lane in each direction along Mt. Werner Road will reopen to vehicular travel. Motorists will be driving on an all-weather gravel surface through the construction zone and speed limits will be reduced to 25 mph. The traveling public is asked to slow down in the cone zone and understand that intermittent travel delays may be encountered. Pedestrian and bicycle routes will be open through and around the project area.

    Even with the reopening of Mt. Werner, there will be no direct access from Mt. Werner Rd to Steamboat Blvd. or Broomtail Lane at this time. The connection to Steamboat Blvd should be made sometime in the August to September timeframe, while Broomtail Lane will remain closed until the end of project. The Montview Lane neighborhoods will remain accessible from Mt. Werner Rd.

    The detour route using Walton Creek Road will no longer be signed or necessary to use to avoid the construction zone. Motorists going to/from the mountain area are encouraged to use Mt. Werner Road.

    Over the coming months, Phase III work will begin in August or September and will shift efforts from the north side of Mt. Werner Rd over to the south side at which time open traffic lanes will also be shifted.

    The project team continues to host bi-weekly meetings that are open to the public. The next meeting will be held at 10am on July 2 and will occur every other Friday through the end of construction. Additional information on the project can be found at www.engagesteamboat.net/roundabout.

    -WeServeTheCity-

    Contact

    Ben Beall, City Engineer, 970.871.8293 or email

    Jon Snyder, Public Works Director, 970.879.2060 or email

    Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

  • Project Update 6/3/2021

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    It's a massive project but the Mt. Werner/Steamboat Blvd Roundabout team remains on schedule. The closure has been in effect for around 50 days and now there are less than 30 days to go before lanes reopen on Mt. Werner Rd ahead of July 4th holiday weekend. As you can see, significant infrastructure improvements are part of the project and having the complete road closure permits the project to be finished in one summer instead of spanning two. Next project update call is tomorrow, Friday June 4 @ 10am.

  • Construction & Closure Begins April 12 in Mountain Area

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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

  • Contactor Info Meeting

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    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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    Basic Site Plan Design


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