Ski Time Square Project Enters Design & Outreach Phase
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-May 24, 2022-Civil design and public engagement are underway for the Ski Time Square Drive Public Turnaround and Complete Streets Improvement Project.
This project is funded by the Steamboat Springs Redevelopment Authority (SSRA) and has long been a high priority for the SSRA and its advisory committee, the Urban Redevelopment Authority Advisory Committee (URAAC)
The project will formalize Ski Time Square Drive from the existing traffic circle near the Torian Plum to the easterly terminus near the T-Bar and seeks to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety as well as beautify the streetscape.
A main feature will be a new public turnaround at the eastern end of Ski Time Square Drive to give drivers a safe and easy way to turn around and to improve fire access for the surrounding properties.
Baseline Engineering from Steamboat Springs has been hired as the lead designer and began schematic design for the project in March 2022. The firm built on a conceptual plan previously completed during 2019-2020 by Landmark Engineering and which included some outreach to adjacent landowners. Current design work is being coordinated with adjacent property owners and existing redevelopment plans, to the extent possible.
A public open house is being planned for late June or early July to solicit feedback on the design from the community and other stakeholders. The current schedule consists of the following:
- March-December 2022: Design Work & Stakeholder Engagement
- Late June or Early July 2022: Public Open House
- July-December 2022: Construction Planning & Coordination
- Late Spring 2023- Earliest tentative construction start date- could be pushed to future years
In addition, Yampa Valley Electric Association has a significant project under construction in the mountain area and surrounding streets, including Ski Time Square Drive. The YVEA project is not directly associated with this project but when complete will deliver essential power to the Steamboat ski area, including redevelopment sites along Ski Time Square Drive.