Some Steamboat residents may notice safety improvements have recently been installed at the Après Ski Way and Village Drive intersection. Last week, City Staff positioned safety barriers and planter boxes at the intersection corners near the Snowflower, Dulany and Village Center properties. New crosswalks have also been painted to better define the connections to the corners and existing sidewalks at the intersection. These improvements are being called “transitional measures” that could lead to a permanent reconstruction of the intersection next year. Additional signage, accessible ramps and plantings in the planter boxes will be added in the coming weeks. The transitional improvements are funded jointly by the Steamboat Redevelopment Authority and the City. The transitional improvements are being introduced now to give locals a chance to get familiar with the safety measures at the intersection ahead of the ski season when traffic volumes peak. The long term plan incorporates new sidewalks, turn lanes, bike lanes and improved drainage. Final design efforts for the intersection are currently underway with construction targeted for summer 2016.