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    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.

Expect Traffic Delays on Tuesday July 5

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Date: June 27, 2011

On Tuesday, July 5, micro-surfacing repair work along Rim Rock Drive will occur from the East Entrance to the DS Road Turnoff.The repair work will take place between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Park visitors and Glade Park residents can expect 15 minute delays through the road construction work zone. Motorcyclists and bicyclists should expect rough road conditions throughout the day. Bicyclists are reminded that they must obey all flagging stops in the work zone.

          

Glade Park residents are recommended to use Little Park Road for morning and afternoon commutes to avoid these traffic delays.

 

The National Park Service, Federal Highway Administration, contractors and subcontractors are all committed to minimizing impacts to visitors and community members. We ask for the public’s understanding and patience while the road work is ongoing.

 

Please note: Weather, logistics and mechanical failure sometimes may delay work on the project and/or change plans on short notice. The public is invited to visit the park’s website regularly at www.nps.gov/colm for the latest updates and changes or call the park offices at 970-858-3617 ext. 300.

Thank you for your patience.

Did You Know?

Independence Monument

Independence Monument is all that remains of a continuous ridge that once formed a wall between Monument and Wedding Canyons. A cap of durable Kayenta rock has protected this picturesque 450 feet (137 meters) high monolith from the relentless erosion that carried away the surrounding rock.