US 36 & Community Drive Turn Lanes

Following are design drawings at 30 percent completion for the proposed US 36 turn lanes at Community Drive. Citizen comments will be welcomed at the upcoming public meeting May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. For those unable to attend, please review the plans and provide input no later than May 16.

US 36 & Community Drive Turn Lanes - 30% Design


The Town of Estes Park will invite the public to hear information and provide input regarding the proposed turn lanes on US Highway 36 at the Community Drive intersection at an open house May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Estes Park Museum meeting room, 200 Fourth St. The project will help accommodate traffic accessing the Town's Events Complex. The open house provides the public an opportunity to review and comment on the preliminary design plans submitted by the Town's consultant, Cornerstone Engineering. The plans are 30 percent complete and under technical review by Town staff.

Residents are encouraged to arrive by 5 p.m. for an overview presentation and stay for the open house to review and comment on design drawings. For individuals who cannot attend the May 9 meeting, project materials will be available by May 1. Written comments may be mailed to Town of Estes Park Public Works, RE: US 36 Turn Lanes, P.O. Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517 or emailed to publicworks@estes.org no later than May 16.

The need for these improvements was identified in the traffic study prepared in November 2009 for the Town's Events Center project. Because the upgrades to the Events Complex would result in increased traffic through the US 36/Community Drive intersection, CDOT has designated the Town as the responsible party to install the improvements. In 2014, CDOT agreed to allow the Town to defer construction of these turn lanes due to the flood recovery efforts underway at that time.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587.