Current Public Works Projects

 

 

 

Fall River Trail Extension

The Fall River Trail Extension project extends an existing trail from historic downtown Estes Park to the third most visited national park in our country, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). From where the current trail ends near Sleepy Hollow Court on US 34 (Fall River Road) to the RMNP boundary is 2.5 miles.

Downtown Estes Loop

The Town of Estes Park, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and the Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA - CFLHD) are proposing improvements to the roadway network within the Town, known as the "the Downtown Estes Loop" project. The scope includes evaluation of three primary roadways: Elkhorn Avenue, Moraine Avenue, and Riverside Drive through downtown Estes Park.

US 36 & Community Drive Roundabout

This project is on hold due to lack of funding. The status of this project will be reevaluated as the budget year progresses.  

The need for improvements at US 36 and Community Drive 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 and Community Drive intersection, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has designated the Town as the responsible party to determine and construct the improvements. In 2014, CDOT agreed to allow the Town to defer construction of proposed turn lanes due to the 2013 flood recovery efforts underway at that time.

Cleave Street Interim Improvements

This project is on hold due to budget modifications from COVID-19. The status of this project will be reevaluated as the budget year progresses.  

The Town is currently planning Cleave Street Interim Improvements. Adopted in 2018, the Estes Park Downtown Plan identified Cleave Street as a prime location for redevelopment. Cleave Street is located in the heart of historic downtown and parallels Elkhorn Avenue.  It is a mixed use area that includes front and back business entrances. Cleave Street provides access to several residences including affordable housing units managed by the Estes Park Housing Authority.

Questions? Contact Public Works at 970-577-3587 or email publicworks@estes.org.