The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is in the planning phases of a road improvement project at Mesa Verde National Park, which would rehabilitate Mesa Top Loop, Cliff Palace Loop, and Sun Temple Loop roads, improve physical accessibility at adjacent overlooks, improve sidewalks and parking areas, improve the current Visitor and Research Center intersection, and possibly widen the two-way sections of Mesa Top Loop and Sun Temple Loop roads to accommodate a bike lane.
* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Develop range of preliminary concepts
Step 2. 30-day public comment period *
Step 3. Refine range of preliminary concepts and develop alternatives
Step 4. Gather necessary information to evaluate the impacts of alternatives
Step 5. Assess compliance needs under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental regulations.
Step 6. Identify environmental impacts and select preferred alternative
Step 7. Prepare draft plan/environmental document
Step 8. Public review of draft plan/environmental document
Step 9. Analysis of public comment
Step 10. Prepare final plan/decision document
Step 11. Release final plan/decision document to the public