Dinosaur National Monument seeks public comment on Deerlodge Road rehab project

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Dinosaur National Monument officials are seeking public comment about a proposed rehabilitation project to Deerlodge Road. An environmental assessment is available online at www.nps.gov/dino. Public comments may also be sent to:

Deerlodge Road

Dinosaur National Monument

4545 E. Highway 40

Dinosaur, CO 81610

Note: Comments, including personal identifying information, may be made available at any time.

Dinosaur National Monument officials are seeking public comment about an environmental assessment compiled for potential upgrades to Deerlodge Road.

Deerlodge Road, which encompasses about 12.7 miles of pavement, has exceeded its service life and also is being encroached upon by the Yampa River at the oxbow area near milepost 9.5, according to a Dinosaur National Monument news release.

The environmental assessment, available online, examines two potential options, including a no action plan that would require the national park service to continue maintenance and minor road repairs as it has in years past.

The preferred alternative includes resurfacing, restoring, reconstructing and bank stabilization measures, and installing new drainage systems.

In addition the preferred alternative plan proposes further upgrades to the park entrance pullout and four parking areas.

The environmental assessment is available for public review and comment online until March 8.

Comments may also be sent to:

Deerlodge Road

Dinosaur National Monument

4545 E. Highway 40

Dinosaur, CO 81610

Comments, including personal identifying information, may be made public at any time, the release states.

For more information, contact Superintendent Mary Risser at dino_superintendent@nps.gov or 374-3001.

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