Recover Colorado Highway 34 Road Closure Meeting for Business Owners

Your business could be eligible for up to $50,000 from a Recover Colorado Grant due to substantial economic harm from the ongoing Highway 34 road closures. Please join the Estes Park EDC, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade and the Larimer SBDC on December 1st 2016 from 12 to 2pm at the Town of Estes Park Town Board Room to learn more. Complimentary food and drink will be provided.

As the State of Colorado and local partners work to rebuild roads and restore watersheds to better withstand future disaster, businesses may experience economic impact from road closures. These funds supplement previous funds, making it possible for a a business to receive up to $50,000 for disaster losses and a separate additional grant of up to $50,000 for ongoing losses caused by Highway 34 road closures.

A full closure of US 34 between mile points 77 and 80 is in place until the start of the 2017 Memorial Day weekend. Until then, this three-mile section of the canyon will be closed to through traffic. US 34 will remain open to drivers east of mile point 80 (near Cedar Cove) and west of mile point 77 (just east of Drake). The only through access on US 34 until next Memorial Day weekend will be for canyon residents through a permit process. Permitted vehicles will be allowed through the canyon from 6 - 8:30 a.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. each day.

For inquiries or to apply contact:

Mike O’Connell at Larimer County SBDC: 970-215-2300 or

Jon Nicholas or Adam Shake at Estes Park EDC: 970-577-1031 or or

Susan House, OEDIT Program Manager: 303-892-3815 or 970-400-5331