Cyclists! Please attend Monday’s OPEN HOUSE meeting with CDOT at the Community Center (lower level). April 23, 5:30 – 7PM.

Highway 7 is looking much better and there is more to come! However, CDOT needs to hear your feedback about the importance of safe, wide road shoulders throughout the entire Scenic Byway- Highway 7 (need to include Estes Park….). Currently, wide shoulders only designed between Lily Lake south to St. Malo. CDOT needs to know if you want them to pursue funding to add bike safe shoulders. Ask questions and get updated!

From the Town of Estes Park Face book page:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2018

CONTACT: Jared Fiel, Communications Manager, Region 4
C 970.302.2846 O 970.350.2217| jared.fiel@state.co.us
10601 West 10th Street, Greeley, CO 80634

Community open house for CO 7 work set for April 23 in Estes Park

Work to include resurfacing, bike lanes and accessibility improvements

ESTES PARK – The Colorado Department of Transportation will host an open house meeting on April 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Estes Park to discuss the resurfacing and other improvements planned for Colorado Highway 7 which begins in early May.

The open house will take place at the Estes Valley Community Center, 660 Community Drive. Residents and commuters will be able to talk individually to CDOT officials and representatives from the contractor on the job, Flatiron Constructors, Inc.

There are many different aspects of this $13 million project. About 12 miles of the road will be resurfaced. After the 2013 flood, CO 7 became a major route in and out of Estes Park due to closures on US 34 and US 36. Heavy trucks and increased traffic caused damage to the road. In addition to resurfacing, approximately 40 major culverts along this route will be repaired or replaced.

The work will also include widening of the road to create at least four additional feet to make it more safe for bicyclists. The new bike lanes will start at Lily Lake and connect to the existing bike lanes at St. Malo’s Chapel on the Rock.

Lastly, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and a commitment from CDOT to improve accessibility for people with disabilities across the state, several curb ramps will be upgraded in the town of Estes Park on CO 7. Existing sidewalks will tie-in to the new curb ramps at numerous locations.

PROJECT SCHEDULE
Work will begin the first part of May and go until October 2019 with a break during the winter months.

Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. In special cases, these hours may be extended.

In-town construction will not occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

TRAVEL IMPACTS

Single lane closures with up to 15-minute delays

Isolated full closures with up to 30-minute delays for rock fall
mitigation and possible rock blasting

Shoulder closures

Sidewalk detours

STAY INFORMED: The public is encouraged to sign up for notifications to stay informed. Subscribe to updates by contacting the project hotline phone number at 970-903-9785 or email CO7EstesPark@gmail.com. Additional information on CO 7 can be obtained by visiting the project website: https://www.codot.gov/projects/co-7-road-bike-lane-ada-improvements-in-estes-park

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