The September 2013 flooding took a devastating toll on the state of Colorado. At one point, more than 30 state highways or interstates were closed due to infrastructure damage or water standing on the highways.
CDOT has reopened all of the highways impacted by the flood. Although the highways are open, many are in a temporary condition and will require permanent repairs in the future. For each project, CDOT will work with contractors to minimize impacts to motorists, provide access to residents when possible, all the while simultaneously moving forward on construction as quickly, efficiently, and safely as possible.
CDOT is temporarily restricting bicyclists from riding the following, recently repaired highways, to maintain safety for riders and motorists alike:
CDOT will be working over the next two to three weeks to open up at least one of the recently reopened highways to cyclists. It will be based on traffic levels and which highway provides maximum safety for bicyclists and motorists alike. CDOT will continue to update the bicycling community on the status of the recently reopened highways since changes could occur to the roadways since all have temporary repairs in place and will require additional, long-term repairs beginning next spring.
Major projects resulting from the flood included:
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