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CDOT estimates reopening dates for flood-damaged highways

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(Photo: MGN Online)

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DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation released Thursday a list of flood-damaged highways and their estimated reopening dates.

All estimated openings are weather-dependent and could change based on the conditions of the highway once crews begin the extensive repairs. In addition, some of the corridors will reopen in a temporary state meaning a gravel road or a one-lane configuration, officials said.

  • US 34 between CR 27 and Estes Park: The contractor began damage assessment this week. More information to come soon, but the goal is to reopen  US 34 in a temporary state by December 1, 2013.
  • US 34 between CR 27 and the Dam Store: This two-mile stretch of US 34 is scheduled to reopen by the end of September or early October 2013.
  • US 34 between Greeley and Kersey: This section of US 34 will reopen to traffic in late September or early October 2013 as a temporary road. Paving will occur after the highway opens to traffic.
  • US 34 between 37th Street to CR 49 in Greeley: This section of US 34 Business will reopen to traffic in early to mid-October 2013.
  • US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park: The National Guard is working with CDOT to make temporary repairs. The highway is scheduled to reopen by December 1, 2013.
  • US 36 south of SH 66: The location on US 36 has been closed due to a damaged bridge. The repairs are nearly complete and is scheduled to open to one-lane alternating traffic by tomorrow. This will allow motorists to travel from Boulder to SH 66.
  • State Highway (SH) 7 between Lyons and Estes Park: The contractor began the damage assessment this week. More information to come soon, but the goal is to reopen SH 7 in a temporary state by December 1, 2013.
  • SH 39 between Goodrich and I-76 and SH 144 between US 34 and Weldona: The contractor is just now able to mobilize now that the water has receded. More information to come soon.
  • SH 71 near Snyder: The contractor is just now able to mobilize now that the water has receded. More information to come soon.
  • SH 72 between SH 93 and SH 119: Repairs are underway and should be completed by the end of November 2013.
  • SH 119 between Boulder and Nederland: SH 119 is scheduled to reopen in mid to late October 2013.
  • SH 144 between US 34 and Weldona: The contractor is just now able to mobilize now that the water has receded. More information to come soon.
  • SH 257 between SH 60 in Milliken to US 34: This section of SH 257 is scheduled to reopen by the end of September 2013.