20-mile stretch of US 36 from Lyons to Estes Park closed for road work July 29 to August 9

LYONS, Colo. - One of the two roads between Lyons and Estes Park will be closed on weekdays for the next two weeks.

U.S. 36 will be closed to traffic on weekdays from July 29 to August 9 to allow crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation to do road work.

CDOT said crews will be working between mile markers 18 to 19, restoring the highway to pre-flood levels.

"The road will have to be raised as much as ten feet in some places," CDOT explained.

During the closure, drivers will be detoured to Highway 7, adding about 14 miles and 20 minutes to the trip.

The highway will be open on the weekend, from 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 2 to 6 a.m. on Monday, August 4.

The Boulder County Sheriff's office will allow access passes to residents that have a physical address along Apple Valley Road, County Road 71, County Road 80 (Longmont Dam Road), in Pinewood Springs, Big Elk Meadows (County Road 47) , and any resident along US 36 from Mile Marker 6 to Mile Marker 20.

Passes will be available at the Boulder County Sheriff's Office Headquarters, 5600 Flatiron Parkway in Boulder. To confirm your eligibility for a pass, please call 303-441-4894. Three documents are needed in order to receive a pass -- a valid driver's license, a valid vehicle registration and an official document showing the physical property's address (bill, deed, etc.).

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