Public Turnaround Design Development Plan Open For Review
Ski Time Square Turnaround Project Design Reaches 70% Level of Completeness
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-November 9, 2022-The design development plans for the Ski Time Square Drive Public Turnaround and Complete Streets Improvement Project were recently completed by Baseline Engineering, bringing project design to a 70% level of completeness.
“We’ve made significant advancements through the different design phases – conceptual, schematic and now design development - and are looking for input on this latest iteration,” said SSRA Project Manager Gates Gooding. “We’ve received great public input to date and hope to see it continue as we move forward.”
The design development plans build upon the earlier schematic design set and refine many project details. The project will formalize Ski Time Square Drive from the existing traffic circle near Torian Plum to the easterly terminus near T-bar and seeks to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety.
A main project feature will be a new public turnaround at the eastern end of Ski Time Square Drive to provide drivers with a safe and easy way to turn around as well as improve fire access for the surrounding properties.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority Advisory Committee (URAAC) is recommending the high-priority project for final budget approval by the Steamboat Springs Redevelopment Authority (SSRA) at the annual budget meeting on December 6. The project is scheduled for construction in 2023, pending successful acquisition of required easements from adjoining property owners over the next couple months.
The team has set the remaining project schedule:
- November - January: Final Design, Construction Planning and Coordination
- Spring 2023: Contractor Procurement
- April - November 2023: Project Construction
Baseline Engineering has been working on project design since March 2022, building on a conceptual plan previously completed during 2019-2020 by Landmark Engineering, which also included outreach to adjacent landowners. Visit www.engagesteamboat.net/skitime to view the full set of project plans and other project information including the public comment sheet.