Mt. Werner Road / Steamboat Boulevard Intersection
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - GENERAL
Why is the project necessary?
The existing intersection configuration no longer operates at an acceptable level, particularly for vehicles making a left-hand turn from Steamboat Blvd onto Mt. Werner Rd. In peak times, vehicles can experience long delays and often take chances to find small gaps in traffic on Mt. Werner. If intersection control is not implemented, wait times will become longer and motorists may take greater risks to cross street, resulting in an increase in accidents.
In addition, there currently is not a designated left-turn serving Broomtail Lane so vehicles making this turn from Mt. Werner Rd must do so without protection by a designated turn lane. The project will also replace and upsize a major culvert which will result in more resilient drainage infrastructure and ability to pass the 100-year flood.
What other work will the city be doing with the project?
In conjunction with the roundabout and culvert replacement, the project will create new sidewalks, bus stop enhancements, landscaping, and pedestrian and intersection street lighting.
How is the project financed?
The project is a public-private partnership between the City of Steamboat Springs, the Steamboat Springs Redevelopment Authority (SSRA), and a few development projects that contributed traffic contribution fees as part of redevelopment. The project resides within the city’s Urban Renewal Area and is a high priority for the Urban Redevelopment Authority Advisory (URAAC) committee.
Who is responsible for the operations & maintenance of the improvements once constructed?
In general, the city takes care of the physical improvements between the roadway edges and by code the abutting property owner is responsible for improvements between the road edges and their property line. There are sometimes unique situations that may vary this standard.
When is construction planned?
Subject to final budget approvals, the project will be constructed in 2021 and is expected to take 6 to 7 months to complete. Some work may carry over into 2022.