CDOT plans to reopen U.S. 36 between Lyons and Estes Park on Monday.
The highway has been closed for more than a month since damage from the
September floods. The original target date was December 1.

The announcement was made yesterday and area residents responded
with a standing ovation. The crews have been working 24/7, and for the past 7 weeks
locals have had to take long detours to reach Estes Park.

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said on his Facebook page, "The National Guard and CDOT are amazing!"