DOT Allocates $3.5 Million To Repair Rocky Mountain National Park Roads Damaged By Flooding

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Federal funding will help pay for the repair of roads in Rocky Mountain National Park damaged by flooding last September./NPS photo from Alluvial Fan and Horseshoe Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park, where roads were heavily damaged by flooding last fall, will receive $3.5 million to help pay for repair work from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The funds, allocated through the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program, will help pay for repairs to Old Fall River Road and for the Alluvial Fan area.

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee and a Democrat from Colorado, on Wednesday applauded that news.

"As chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, I understand firsthand how Rocky Mountain National Park is an economic driver for Estes Park and communities in Larimer and Grand counties. This important investment will ensure that the park is able to rebuild and continue to support mountain communities this year and into the future," the senator said in a prepared statement.