Depending on the winter snowfall, Spring clean-up is normally from April 1 to April 30. Streets sweeps up scoria that residents have raked out onto the asphalt shoulders of the roads. All commercial contractors and property management companies who provide this service must remove the materials themselves for disposal. Please do not take advantage of this small service by having large piles in the streets for pick up. All branches that have been trimmed or trees that have been cut down, as well as other debris, must be hauled away by the resident or contractor.
A call to the Public Works Shop at 879-1807 will help in knowing where pickup is needed. Questions about this service should be directed to Street Superintendent, David Van Winkle or Street Supervisor, Tom Martindale at the Public Works Shop.
Landscaping in City's Right-of-Way (ROW)
Attention Homeowners and Landscape Contractors
Streets would like to remind all homeowners to avoid placing large landscape materials such as berms, trees, and boulders within 10-15 feet of the street driving surface and/or within 15' a of fire hydrant. This right-of-way area, which is typically 30 feet from the center-line of street, is used for snow storage and utility line installation. Landscape materials may damage street maintenance equipment or have to be removed because of utility work in the area.
The city will not be responsible for damage to landscaping materials or irrigation systems, etc. that are placed within any public right-of-way.
The public easement dedications preclude the construction of fences or other improvements or placement of landscaping or other materials within the easement areas that could impair the use of the easement as provided for in such dedication.
Noxious Weed Spraying
The City of Steamboat Springs hires a private contractor to spray for whitetop in the city's right-of-way, typically schedule in May/June, weather permitting.
A harmless blue dye is used to identify areas that have been sprayed. If you have any questions, please contact David Van Winkle at 879-1809.
The City of Steamboat Springs Adopt-A-Street program encompasses collector streets including Mt. Werner Rd., Pine Grove Rd., Walton Creek Rd., Village Cir., Steamboat Blvd., and Elk River Rd.
Groups or individuals that are interested in keeping a city collector street litter free may apply at the Public Works Shop, 850 Critter Ct., or call David Van Winkle at 879-1807.
ROW permits are required and will be issued from May 1 through November 1 for work done within the city’s ROW. Permits are available through the Streets Superintendent at the Public Works Shop, 850 Critter Court. In order to avoid delays at the time of permitting, please provide update surety information to the Streets Division.
All street excavations will use Flow Fill for the top one foot of trench repair and steel plated for 24 hours for curing time. A 4-inch patch will still be required with the asphalt contractor removing the top 4-inch Flow Fill then replacing it with asphalt in two (2) 2-inch lifts.
Pavement Maintenance Program
The city allocates around a one-million-dollars a year to maintaining the streets across the community. Typically in early May, the annual paving and striping program kicks off and runs through early July. During the process, streets are re-paved or receive a surface treatment.
During the summer of 2018, the streets tested a relatively new technology, known as ACE Fiber, which blends strands of Kevlar into the asphalt as it is applied in the paving process. ACE Fiber disperses over 19 million Aramid fibers throughout each ton of mix to provide three-dimensional reinforcement that increases the asphalt’s resistance to reflective cracking, rutting and fatigue, while increasing life expectancy.
As part of the trail program, one lane will be paved with the ACE Fiber technology and the other lane with current asphalt specifications for a side-by-side comparison. While results may take a few years to become evident, this innovative approach could make the city’s largest asset, it’s roads, last longer.
Storm Drainage Maintenance
General Street Services