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CDOT Selects Contractors For Roadway Flood Repair

construction-road-closedThe Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has selected four additional contracting teams to begin repairs to three major corridors as well as the highways east of I-25 that sustained damage during the floods. The goal is to complete temporary or permanent repairs to restore mobility on these state highway routes by December 1, 2013.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated work force within CDOT as well as a strong contracting community and federal and local partners,” said CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt. “It will take all of us working together to reconnect our communities in the next several months and continue to maintain the rest of our highway system for the rest of the state.”

The first three contractors were selected amongst 14 proposals and SH 72 was selected amongst five. All four contractors will begin work by conducting a full assessment of each area this week with the help of CDOT engineers and bridge inspectors.

 US 34 between Glade Road and Estes Park: Kiewit Infrastructure Co. of Littleton, CO was selected to conduct temporary repairs for US 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon.

State Highway (SH) 7 between Lyons and Estes Park: Skanska USA Civil West of Cortez, CO and Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction of Draper, UT were selected to conduct temporary repairs on SH 7.

East of I-25: Lawrence Construction Co. and URS Corporation were selected to conduct temporary and/or permanent repairs to highways east of I-25 including the areas of northeast Colorado.

SH 72 between SH 93 and SH 119: Lawrence Construction Co. of Littleton, CO was selected to conduct temporary and/or permanent repairs on SH 72 in Coal Creek Canyon.

 In addition to the contractors selected for these major corridors, CDOT maintenance crews, the National Guard and many of our contractors are working on the remaining highways and corridors. Below are the highways that remain closed and the status of repairs.

 US 34 between Glade Road and the Dam Store: Coulson Excavating Co. of Loveland, CO began cleanup and repairs on this smaller section of US 34 on September 17, 2013.

US 34 between Greeley and Kersey: Zak Dirt, Inc. of Longmont, Colorado began repairs on September 17, 2013. In addition, they are working on SH 66 east of I-25 between CR 13 and CR 19. This section of SH 66 reopened on September 21, 2013 as a gravel road and crews will be paving it in asphalt this week.

US 34 between 37th Street to CR 49 in Greeley: Connell Resources, Inc. of Fort Collins, CO began repairs on September 17, 2013.

US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park: The National Guard is working with CDOT to make temporary repairs to US 36. Work began on September 18, 2013

US 36 south of SH 66: Structures, Inc. of Englewood, CO began repairs to the bridge on September 20, 2013.

US 36 near Left Hand Canyon Road: American West Construction, LLC of Denver, CO began repairs on September 20, 2013. This section reopened to one-lane alternating traffic with a signal on September 22, 2013 for local traffic only.

SH 14 between Ted’s Place and Cameron Pass: American Civil Constructors, Inc. of Littleton, CO began repairs on September 17, 2013.

SH 39 between Goodrich and I-76 and SH 144 between US 34 and Weldona: Mountain Constructors, Inc. of Platteville, CO began repairs in the two locations on September 18, 2013.

SH 71 near Snyder: Castle Rock Construction Co. of Centennial, CO began repairs on September 19, 2013.

SH 119 between Boulder and Nederland: SEMA Construction, Inc. of Centennial, CO began repairs on September 19, 2013.

SH 257 between SH 60 in Milliken to US 34: TLM Constructors, of Greeley, CO began repairs on SH 257 on September 17, 2103. In addition, they recently completed repairs on SH 60 at CR 46 near Milliken on September 21, 2013.

“CDOT as well as the Federal government and the local agencies have worked tirelessly over the past week to address the many infrastructure challenges caused by the recent flooding,” said Colorado Contractors Association Executive Director Tony Milo. “The local construction industry has also stepped up to provide the equipment and manpower needed to begin fixing the damaged roads and bridges. We are proud that CDOT has chosen reputable firms to perform this work who have made a substantial investments in our state and provide jobs for hundreds of hard working Coloradans.”

To view an updated list of highway closures related to the flood or for a list of frequently asked questions, visit http://www.coloradodot.info/travel/floodinfoupdates. Highway updates are also available at cotrip.org or by calling the CDOT Flood Information line at 720-263-1589 or 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at facebook.com/coloradodot.

 

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