Visitors to Estes Park sometimes complain of the poor roads around the village. Due to the high volume of traffic the roads receive, with over 3 million visitors annually, they deteriorate much quicker than in other places. Challenging weather conditions also contribute to the problems faced by town roads.
The Department of Public Works for the Town of Estes Park recently completed an inventory of road conditions for 58 miles of roadway owned by the town, and found that improvements needed to be made on approximately half of them.
Town Administrator Jacquie Halburnt says the town will “consider every option to fund roadway maintenance for our citizens and visitors.”
In related news, the highest paved road in the Continental United States at 12,183′ elevation, trail Ridge Road, is now closed for the season.