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    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.

Monument Road Bridge Replacement Scheduled for January - April

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Map of Alternative Route Due to Monument Road Closure

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News Release Date: January 3, 2009

Special Announcement

 

Construction to replace the bridge on Monument Road where it crosses the Redlands Water Power Canal will start January 5 and last through April 30.

 

The work on the bridge is a safety improvement. The Monument Road bridge has been identified by the State as functionally obsolete. The new bridge will be much wider and will also be straightened out to eliminate the ‘dog leg.’ It will more safely accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists in addition to cars and trucks.

 

The construction detour will be via Broadway (Highway 340), South Broadway, and South Camp Road. Monument Road will only be closed at the location of the bridge construction, which effectively eliminates through traffic on the road. There will still be access to the east entrance to Colorado National Monument. Access to Glade Park via Little Park Road will also remain open during this construction.  Please refer to the attached map for alternate route. 

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Rim Rock Drive

Colorado National Monument's 23-mile Rim Rock Drive was built almost entirely using picks, shovels, and sheer muscle strength to remove massive rocks and debris. The engineering skill of Rim Rock Drive workers can be seen today in the road's tunnels and stonework. More...