Just as they did for the Thanksgiving Holiday, CDOT will temporarily open U.S. 34 to all drivers traveling between Estes Park and Loveland for the Christmas and New Year's weekends. The agency's Executive Director Shailen Bhatt confirmed that the road will open again during the upcoming holidays, but didn't specify exact times and dates...yet.

The highway is closed for permanent repairs following the 2013 flood. The projects are expected to be completed by Memorial Day 2017.

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The alternate route to Estes is on Colorado Highway 66 and U.S. 36.

Source: CDOT and Loveland Reporter-Herald