US 36 and Community Drive

Estes Park, CO

OVERVIEW

The Town of Estes Park identified this intersection as a potential gateway to the town, as US 36 is a key entrance to Estes Park from the Front Range.

To realize the Town’s vision, MTJ was retained to determine feasibility of a roundabout application at this constrained site.

A 5-leg design alternative was determined to be feasible and was advanced to final design.

SUMMARY

To determine best fit with respect to impacts on major utilities and environmental constraints, MTJ developed multiple design iterations, including a 4-leg and a 5-leg to serve as access to the future redevelopment of the adjacent fairgrounds land. These alternative concept designs were developed to a high level, ensuring confidence in selection of the preferred design, and avoiding unexpected costs during final design implementation.

MTJ provided a turnkey final horizontal design and preliminary vertical design to the prime firm for incorporation into final plans.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Provided roundabout feasibility analysis Gateway context
  • Optimized horizontal and vertical geometrics
  • Addressed high-speed context, pedestrian/ bicycle and nearby access needs
  • Optimized signing and pavement marking design recommendations

 
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