2021 PROJECTS AND CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES
2021 Road Closure
Routt County Replacing Culverts On County Road 33 Near Cow Creek Area
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, August 2, 2021 – County Road 33 is still closed due to the replacement of the culverts that convey Cow Creek under CR 33. The contractor has run into some unexpected delays in the replacement of the South Culvert. The road is scheduled to be closed until August 13th. It will open temporarily for the weekend. Then, CR 33 is anticipated to closed again starting August 16th for three more weeks until the middle and North Culvert can be replaced. These dates are subject to change due to weather and material delivery.
Anyone trying to access the other side of the construction site should use CR 41 to CR 43 or CR 179 to CR 33B.
Morgan Creek Fire
The area closure pertains to all public use, and utilizes National Forest boundaries, roads, trails, and natural features such as lakes, creeks, and mountains. Specific area closure boundaries are detailed within the Forest Order.
Roughly, the closed area goes from the National Forest boundary on the west near Clark, Colo. in Routt County; north to Big Agnes Mountain; east over the Continental Divide to the National Forest boundary in Jackson County near Red Canyon; and south to Mount Ethel.
Closures include a large section in the middle of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness, a section of the Continental Divide Trail, all Forest Service recreation sites along the Seedhouse corridor, including campgrounds, trailheads, and the Seedhouse Guard Station. Forest Road 400 is closed where County Road 64 enters National Forest. Forest Roads 440, 442, and their associated spur roads are also closed.
Asphalt Crews will begin overlaying County Roads July 6th
Routt County Roads – Effective July 6, 2021 the asphalt contractor for Routt County will begin asphalt overlay operations for 2021. The roads that will be impacted are as follows: CR 22, CR 41, CR 36, CR 38, Alpine Dr. and Deer Clover Rd. It will take the contractor approximately 4 weeks to complete these roads. Please be respectful and obey all construction zone signs and flaggers as we work to maintain our paved roads.
Routt County Road and Bridge has the following projects planned for the 2021 construction season.
Minor Bridges - Replace two culvert crossings near Steamboat Springs in Routt County on County Road (CR) 33 just south of the intersection of CR 33 and CR 33A. The Cow Creek Culverts will start and be completed in 2021. Construction should begin in late summer and be completed by the fall. Expect closures and alternate routes.
Crack Seal - Crack seal application to various roads as part of preventive maintenance to preserve asphalt pavement, April – May.
Annual Road Striping – Annual striping of roads in road striping program. Begins June 20th for 3 weeks. Paved roads that receive overlay this year will be striped in September.
Asphalt Patching - Annual patching to repair roads in need. This will begin approximately July 12th.
Overlay - Scheduled to start in July. Approximate mileage listed below:
CR 129 City Limits to Hot Springs Creek, 3.4 miles.
CR 41 CR 35 to 41A, 1.5 miles.
CR 38 Buffalo Pass Road, 0.5 miles
CR 36 Shelf Road to Soda Creek, 1.9 miles.
CR 33 CR 33A to City Limits, 3.9 miles.
CR 22 CO 131 to CR 14, 1.0 mile
Chip Seal- Scheduled to start in July. Approximate mileage listed below:
CR 64 Seed House Road, 6.0 miles
CR 76 The Cog, 2.65 miles
CR 129 CR 54 to Moon Hill, 1.0 mile
Tree Haus Bridge Painting – Tree Haus Bridge will receive treatment to the timber structural members. This will consist of sanding the wood of the structural members as re-staining with a wood preservative. Expect lane closures and flaggers in the area during the work.
All of the dates are subject to change for weather and contractor scheduling. There will be various other projects going on throughout the county this summer. We are working hard to maintain our County Roads for the safety of the traveling public. Thanks for your patience during construction. Please watch for and abide by flaggers, construction signs, and detours.
ROUTT COUNTY REPLACING CULVERTS ON COUNTY ROAD 33 - NEAR COW CREEK AREA
Starting on July 12, 2021, the general contractor selected by Routt County will begin construction on one of three culverts under County Road 33 that convey Cow Creek under the road. The area impacted will be from the intersection of CR 33 and 33A to a mile south of the intersection. Crews will start with the culvert on the far south end. The road will be closed for approximately three weeks while the south culvert is being replaced. Please respect all road closures as we work to improve the drainage in this area. Updates on openings and closures can be found at http://www.co.routt.co.us/374/Road-Work-Closures. Anyone trying to access the other side of the construction site should use CR 41 to CR 43 or CR 179 to CR 33B.