Major Water Line System Improvements Begin At Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: April 25, 2016
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Beginning on Tuesday, April 26, visitors may experience minor delays on Bear Lake Road between the Bear Lake Road/Trail Ridge Road junction and Moraine Park Discovery Center due to a water line improvement project.  Work will take place Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 25.  Traffic delays should be less than fifteen minutes.

This work is all part of a large project to improve and rehabilitate a water line and supply system that was installed in Rocky Mountain National Park in the 1950s.  The improvements will cover the system from Moraine Park to the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and park headquarters area.  This overall project will include replacing thousands of feet of pipe, rehabilitating valves, improving its condition to greatly enhance its service life, insure greater reliability, reduce water loss, enhance fire protection and reduce operational maintenance costs of a system that is over sixty years old and in poor condition.  Expected completion for this overall project is in October of 2016. 

A roughly sixty-two foot wide and seven foot deep trench is anticipated.  After the project is complete, restoration will be a top priority. 

For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.  

Last updated: April 25, 2016

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


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Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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