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A public meeting was held May 9, 2018 to review and discuss the 30% design plans for the US36 and Community Drive intersection improvements. Although attendance was low the feedback received was very helpful. As a result of the feedback provided, Town staff looked into the feasibility of a roundabout at this intersection. Soon after this idea was proposed, the Stanley Park Master Plan (SPMP) process was underway wherein the roundabout concept was evaluated. The SPMP has now affirmed this concept will fit the vision for future park improvements. Town staff is now preparing to resume design in anticipation that the Town Board's consideration of the SPMP will also affirm a roundabout is appropriate.
The benefits of roundabouts to the Estes Park community will be discussed and presented at the January 8, 2019 Town Board Study Session. Learn more about the benefits of roundabouts by viewing the Federal Highway Administration's video.
US 36 & Community Drive Turn Lanes - 30% Design
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.