Install Rip Rap Protection on Deerlodge Road and Cross Mountain Parking Lot
Dinosaur National Monument Plans to Rehabilitate Deerlodge Road
Superintendent Mary Risser is making available for review and comment an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Rehabilitation of Deerlodge Road. The EA evaluated a no action and the preferred alternative. Under the no action alternative, the road would not be rehabilitated and the park would continue routine road maintenance and minor repairs as it has in the past. The preferred alternative includes resurfacing, restoring, reconstructing, bank stabilization measures, and installing new drainage measures along the 12.7-mile stretch of Deerlodge Road.
Improving the safety and maintenance of Deerlodge Road requires bank stabilization along approximately 1,500 feet of the bank near milepost 9.5 to prevent further erosion and sedimentation. In addition, a number of road modifications are proposed to address subgrade failure, drainage improvements, and improvement of the park entrance pullout and four parking areas.
Because public participation is very important to the success of the project, the NPS encourages your review and comment on the EA. The EA will be on public review for 30 days, with comments accepted through March 8, 2013. The document is available electronically for review and comment online by visiting http://parkplanning.nps.gov/dino. Comments also may be sent to the address below.
Dinosaur National Monument
4545 E. Highway 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724
Commentors should be aware that their entire comment – including personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While commentors can ask that their personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the National Park Service cannot guarantee that this will be possible.
We appreciate your input on this project. If you have any questions, please contact Marry Risser, Superintendent, at email@example.com or (970) 374-3001.
You may also contact Wayne Prokopetz, DINO Chief of Research and Resource Management by e-mail at A_Wayne_Prokopetz@nps.gov or by telephone at (435-781-7721).