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Night Closures For Bear Lake Road Reconstruction Continue Through October

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Date: June 4, 2012
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Night closures along Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will begin on Tuesday, June 12, and will continue through early October. The evening closures will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights only. The closures will take place from the Big Thompson Bridge to the Park & Ride. The road will be closed from 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings and again at 10:30 p.m. Thursday nights through 5:30 a.m. Friday mornings. Access to Moraine Park Campground, Moraine Park Visitor Center and Cub Lake/Fern Lake Trailheads is not affected by the night closures.                 

The Bear Lake Road Reconstruction project involves 5.1 miles of road; the upper 4.3 miles of the road to Bear Lake are not under construction. There are 110 miles of road in the park.  This project does not include Trail Ridge Road. Information on the Bear Lake Road Reconstruction Project is available at www.nps.gov/romo, the park's recorded road status line (970) 586-1222, or through the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.      

Did You Know?

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Daily during the summer, Rocky's custodial crew cleans 102 toilets in comfort stations at trailheads and along roads. They also clean around 100 toilets in campground comfort stations, 30 visitor center toilets, and 35 toilets for park staff. That's 267 toilets cleaned every day of the summer!