Detour required for all but local traffic.
The Town of Estes Park and its contractor, Coulson Excavating Co., will begin the rehabilitation project on Fourth Street the week of May 13. Work will occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. No work will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 24 - 27. Construction activities will initially include the demolition and replacement of concrete sidewalks, driveway access points, and curb and gutter. Beginning in June, the contractor's work will shift to the asphalt roadway reconstruction. Weather permitting, work should be complete before July, in anticipation of the Independence Day holiday and the Rooftop Rodeo.
During construction, access to Fourth Street will be limited. Alternate travel routes will be required except for residents who live directly on Fourth or Fifth Streets, or those visiting the Estes Park Museum. Although barricades and detours will be in place, the contractor will maintain access for local traffic along Fourth or Fifth Streets. Intermittent lane and driveway closures will be required to complete the roadway work. Access to the Estes Park Events Complex will remain available via Manford Avenue. Access to the cluster mailboxes near the Events Center entrance will be disrupted. The Town is working with the postal service to provide a temporary mailbox site near the existing location, and outside of the construction zone.
Based on community feedback provided at the open house March 7, Public Works developed a design for Fourth Street that safely conveys vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles, incorporating ideas from the neighborhood. Some of the current on-street parking will be eliminated, and the concrete sidewalks will be reconstructed at 10 feet-wide to provide pedestrian and bike travel lanes adjacent to the roadway.
For more information on the project, including design details, visit www.estes.org/FourthStreetRehab or contact the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587.