Motorists on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park and on the north side of Deer Mountain should expect delays of up to 15 minutes while workers cut down and remove hazardous trees.
The work could begin as early as Sept. 6 and is expected to continue through the fall until the job is done. Trees will not be cut down on weekends or holidays, according to the park.
Trees will be removed along the upper Bear Lake Road from Glacier Basin Campground to the Bear Lake trailhead and along U.S. 34 from West Horseshoe Park to Many Parks Curve. The goal of this work, according to the park, is to remove trees that are in danger of falling and to reduce fire hazards.
Cut timber will be piled and burned at a later time.
A similar work project occurred along Trail Ridge Road on the west side of the park and was completed this summer.
Deer Mountain is near the junction of U.S. 34 and U.S. 36, a couple miles west of the park entrance near Estes Park.