Intersection Reconstruction Project Begins Monday in Estes Park

May 16, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project will pause during busy tourist season.

LARIMER COUNTY — Beginning Monday, May 20, 2013, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin work on a safety reconstruction project at the intersection of US 34 Business, US 36, and the US 34 bypass (US 34A/36B/34C) in Estes Park. The first phase of the reconstruction will last until Friday, May 31 and will include drilling and installation of caissons for new traffic signals at each corner of the intersection. Work will then pause until after September, at which time upgraded traffic signals will be installed and other safety improvements will be made.

“The reconstruction of this intersection will improve safety not only with the installation of more solid traffic signals, but also with the sidewalk improvements that will better facilitate pedestrian travel,” said CDOT Project Engineer Sarah Logan. “Since the summer season in Estes Park is critical for tourism and we don’t want to disturb visitors, we will pause the project until October before finishing in December.”

Normal working hours during both phases of the project will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Travelers can expect single lane closures throughout the construction zone. Pedestrian crosswalks impacted by construction will be clearly identified with a marked detour. At this time, all work is contingent on weather and no weekend work is anticipated.

Members of the public are encouraged to call the project hotline at 970-480-0028 or email the public information team at [email protected] for further details about the project.

Interface Communications Co. is the contractor for this $369,000 project.

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