This winter’s scheduled closure of U.S. Highway 34 through part of Big Thompson Canyon won’t be the only roadwork disruption to affect Estes Park this year. Work on Colorado Highway 7 starts today.

CDOT begins repairs July 5 on Colorado 7 between Estes Park and  Allenspark. Colorado 7 in Boulder and Larimer counties, also known as part of the Peak-to-Peak Highway, became the designated detour route for access to Estes Park after the 2013 deluge and flooding that completely closed U.S. Highways 34 and 36 Because of excess wear and tear and flood damage, it’s time Highway 7 gets much needed work.

CDOT and its contractor partner don’t anticipate any full closures of Colorado 7, but will have single-lane traffic managed with temporary signals. Traffic delays should be shorter than 10 minutes most days.

The contractor will be working from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, with any traffic disruptions ending by noon on Friday.

Interested persons can sign up for regular project updates by visiting CDOT’s website and clicking on the blue/green cell phone button on the right. You can also call the public information hotline at 303-738-5106 or email