Major road work begins in May at Rocky Mountain National Park |

Major road work begins in May at Rocky Mountain National Park

Beginning this May and continuing through September, major road construction will occur on US Highway 36 inside Rocky Mountain National Park.

According to the park, the work will be on a three mile section of US 36, just west of Bear Lake Road junction to east of Deer Ridge Junction.

Beginning in May, this section of road will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday night through Friday morning. There will be no nightly closures on Friday or Saturday nights. 

When the road reopens each morning, motorists should expect delays and a rough surface. Bicyclists and motorcyclists should avoid this section of road this summer and enter the park through the Fall River Entrance. 

The closures will allow for the entire depth of asphalt to be removed and replaced with a new surface. Many curves will be reconstructed to bring them into compliance with federal highway standards, and visitor pull offs will be formalized. Curbing will be added where necessary to protect vegetation.

Upper Beaver Meadows Road will also be inaccessible during nightly closures.

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