Rocky Mountain National Park Fall River Entrance Improvements and Environmental Assessment Boulder County, Colorado
The existing structures at the Fall River Entrance Station, built in the 1960s as part of the Mission 66 program, were aging to the point of contributing to employee health and safety concerns. Along with an entrance station needing to handle increasing visitation numbers, updates to the facilities would be designed.
Addressing Park Health, Safety, and Congestion with a New Facilities Design
Rocky Mountain National Park had concerns with the Park Fall River Entrance included poor air quality from exhaust fumes of queuing vehicles and inadequate space for completing shift reports, taking breaks, and coordinating work tasks. The entrance station also needed to be updated to address these problems and to handle increasing numbers of visitors as well as even more diverted traffic from Beaver Meadows to reduce traffic congestion and delays in Estes Park on US Highway 36. Through this task order, Otak is completing an integrated process following NPS protocols and requirements that includes predesign and schematic design of alternatives, completion of an environmental assessment and assessment of effect (EA/AEF) and preparation of a full schematic design report.