Travel Impacts

US 36 Traffic Impact 2-24-14

Construction on US 36 is nearing completion. The emergency flood reconstruction project has required excavation of 270,000 cubic yards of rock, placement of a total of 17,776 tons of asphalt, approximately 5,000 linear feet of guardrail, and numerous other operations such as stream work, erosion control, fencing, seeding, signs and striping.

Two areas along US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park have been targeted for additional work to facilitate storm water drainage underneath the highway. The areas originally were impacted by the flood event that occurred in September 2013, and are included as part of the Central Federal Lands Emergency Flood Reconstruction Project.

Restrictions have been lifted for bicyclists in the canyon. Drivers and bicyclists are advised to use caution. Speed limits have been restored throughout the canyon except at MM 14.77 where work on storm water drainage improvements underneath the highway is expected to begin soon. An 11-foot width lane restriction will be in place for both directions of traffic at MM 14.77 and MM 11.8.

Media Contacts

Jared Fiel
CDOT Communications Office
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