CDOT reopens flood-damaged roads for cyclists

(Photo: Thinkstock)

(Photo: Thinkstock)

DENVER — Roads damaged by the flooding in Colorado this past fall have been reopened to cyclists, CDOT said Monday.

The roads include U.S. 34, U.S. 36, State Highway 7, 72, and 119, said CDOT spokeswoman Ashley Mohr.

“After carefully observing how the roadways held up after this first major winter storm, we have decided to reopen the flooded highways to cyclists,” said CDOT Director of Communications Amy Ford. “However, we want to remind cyclists and motorists alike that the highways that connect the Front Range with the mountains are in temporary condition. This means that all highway users should be cautious of narrow and soft shoulders, sections of highway without guardrail, heavy equipment maneuvering in narrow areas, and areas that are prone to rockfall as the ground continues to settle. All cyclists who ride do so at their own risk.”