Moraine Avenue Bridge Upgrades

Update Nov. 5, 2018

The Moraine Avenue Bridge Replacement Project, including the river work, is now complete. The Town of Estes Park is now working on closing out the project by collaborating with the State to ensure all required documentation is presented for reimbursement.

Thanks, again, to the businesses and residents who provided the Town with feedback during this process.

Update Sept. 17, 2018

Structures, Inc., construction contractor for the Moraine Avenue Bridge project, will remobilize excavation equipment to the Weist parking lot Sept. 19 as it prepares to install grouted riprap on the river bank and interim flood barrier walls on the two new trail underpass channels. This work is possible now that the river flow has decreased. It will require a short-duration closure (a few hours) on Weist Drive and one lane closure northbound on Moraine between Rockwell and Elkhorn. These closures are expected periodically on weekdays between Sept. 20 and Sept. 28. No flagging or detours are expected and no weekend work is proposed. 

Update June 25, 2018

Since the opening of Moraine Avenue the construction contractor has completed additional work including mason work on the bridge pilasters, stone seating benches and stands for the flower pots. Other ongoing work includes re-erecting street lights, completing concrete work behind Trendz, and installing trash receptacles in the area.

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Update June 7, 2018

Expect periodic one-lane closures on Moraine Avenue for road work completion (manholes, electrical conduits, concrete pours, etc.) throughout the next week. All work is anticipated to take place in the mornings only, with full road openings in the afternoons and evenings.

Davis Street will be closed to through traffic at Moraine Avenue on Wednesday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for asphalt patching. The work is anticipated to be complete the same day, weather permitting.

Big Horn Drive will have intermittent partial closures on Wednesday, June 13 for needed repair work. Traffic control will be provided.

Update May 31, 2018

The pedestrian railings extending over the river have been installed. Over the next few weeks expect periodic lane closures necessary to complete work on the bridge walls and in the sidewalks along Moraine Avenue. Once the river flow is lower, crews will continue working in the river, including grouting rip rap and installing blockage walls within the box culvert.

Railings Installed

Update May 25, 2018

We are excited to announce that the Moraine Avenue Bridge replacement project is wrapping up and is now open for pedestrians and both northbound and southbound traffic with one lane designated for each direction. Work will continue in the area however both lanes for each direction will be opening after 5:00 p.m. this evening. More updates will be coming. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!




Detour and parking map (detour applies for the project duration except during the April closure at the Elkhorn Avenue intersection with Moraine Avenue):Parking -Detour Map.jpg