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Flatiron begins Downtown Estes Loop Project to Improve Safety and Traffic Flow

February 17, 2023

Flatiron has begun work on the $27 million Downtown Estes Loop project designed to improve safety and traffic flow in Estes Park, Colorado.

A collaborative effort by the Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration, the Town of Estes Park and the Colorado Department of Transportation – the ­­ project focuses on reducing traffic congestion in this popular tourist community.

The primary goal is to improve access to and from Rocky Mountain National Park by shortening travel time as well as reducing pedestrian and vehicle congestion through downtown Estes Park.

“Flatiron looks forward to continued collaboration with Estes Park and other project stakeholders,” said Grant Johns, Flatiron Vice President and District Manager for Colorado. “We welcome the opportunity to deliver this historic project and to continuing our work with Larimer County communities.”

Peak construction activities will take place during non-peak tourist months of January through June and October through December. Project completion is slated for 2024.

Key project highlights:

  • A roundabout connecting Crags Drive, Moraine Avenue/U.S. Highway 36 and West Riverside Drive.
  • A reconstructed bridge connecting East and West Riverside Drives.
  • Expanded sidewalks and trails for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Project updates can be found at


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Flatiron is the trusted partner to deliver innovative solutions to infrastructure challenges across the U.S. and Canada. Flatiron collaborates with public and private clients to deliver heavy civil infrastructure – including highways and bridges; aviation, rail and transit; dams and water treatment facilities; and underground projects. For more on how Flatiron is transforming infrastructure, visit www.flatironcorp.comFlatiron is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, an engineering-led global infrastructure group.

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