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Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
On Wednesday, July 29, weather permitting, a resurfacing project will begin on Trail Ridge Road from Lava Cliffs to the Colorado River Trailhead, an approximate 14-mile section. During the project, traffic will be reduced to one lane, and 15 minute delays should be expected. These delays will take place through August 21 with intermittent delays up to September 1. Work is not planned to take place during weekends.
The parking lot at Lava Cliffs along Trail Ridge Road will be closed during this project for the storage of materials. Half of the Timber Lake Trailhead parking lot on the west side will also be closed for the staging of materials. Timber Creek Campground will be temporarily closed August 17 through August 20 for resurfacing. If conditions allow, the campground may reopen sooner. Numerous pull-offs and parking areas along Trail Ridge Road on the west side of the park will also be resurfaced.
Fog sealing will take place at the end of August, weather permitting. This important project will seal the surface of this section and is critical for the long term protection of the road. All trailheads along this section of road will be open. This is a Central Federal Lands Highway Division Project.
For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.