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Overnight Closures For US Hwy 36

Detour routes in place; major delays expected

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) have scheduled all ten full overnight closures in a row as part of the US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction project between Lyons and Estes Park.

Motorists will need to use alternate routes, especially via State Highway 7 between Lyons and Estes Park, as no through traffic will be allowed through during the closures and major delays are expected!

All overnight closures will span from mile marker (MM) 16.2 to MM 18 east of Pinewood Springs near Lyons so crews can perform excavation and embankment work. The overnight closures will take place the following dates and times:

• Wednesday night, April 30 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, May 1 (passage allowed if necessary between midnight and 1 a.m.)

• Thursday night, May 1 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday, May 2 (passage allowed if necessary between midnight and 1 a.m.)

• Friday night, May 2 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Saturday, May 3 (passage allowed if necessary between midnight and 1 a.m.)

• Saturday night, May 3 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Sunday, May 4 (passage allowed if necessary between midnight and 1 a.m.)

• Sunday night, May 4 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, May 5 (passage allowed if necessary between midnight and 1 a.m.)

• Monday night, May 5 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 (passage allowed if necessary between midnight and 1 a.m.)

• Tuesday night, May 6 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 7 (passage allowed if necessary between midnight and 1 a.m.)

• Wednesday night, May 7 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, May 8 (passage allowed if necessary between midnight and 1 a.m.)

• Thursday night, May 8 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday, May 9 (passage allowed if necessary between midnight and 1 a.m.)

• Friday night, May 9 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Saturday, May 10 (passage allowed if necessary between midnight and 1 a.m.)

Altogether, there will be 20 different three hour full closures, 10 different two hour full closures, and 10 different night time full closures. Due to this and other projects on US 36, including utility work as well as work on Longmont Dam Road, major delays are expected on US 36 during the hours of8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. CDOT is strongly recommending the use of US 34 between Loveland and Estes Park, and SH 7 between Estes Park and Lyons as alternate routes for those who can use them. Throughout the duration of construction, cyclists will not be permitted on US 36 within the work zones, and several trail access points will be closed for safety reasons. Other flood-impacted highways will remain open for cyclists, who ride at their own risk and are urged to ride using extra caution.

American Civil Constructors, Inc. is the contractor for this project.

For additional questions or comments about the US 36 repairs project, please contact US36FloodRepairs@PublicInfoTeam.com or call the project hotline at 970-591-0001. Further information about the project is also available on the project website at www.coloradodot.info/projects/floodrelatedprojects/us-36-lyons-to-estes. Motorists are encouraged to sign up for email updates about the project by clicking on the green cell phone icon on the right hand side of the project website.

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