One of the main Colorado roads that suffered the most damage from the September floods is back open after National Guard troops and the Colorado Department of Transportation worked around the clock to repair the highway.
Thanks to some dedicated construction crews a portion of Highway 36 will reopen Monday, about a month earlier than anticipated.
Drivers willing to pay will be able to bypass weekend traffic jams on Interstate 70 in the near future.
Highway 119 is now back open, which is great news for those who live in the area or who are trying to get to Estes Park, but the Colorado Department of Transportation still faces a long list of roads needing repair.
The body of a 79-year-old woman was found beside the Big Thompson River, authorities said Monday, bringing to eight the death toll from the massive flooding in Colorado.
Colorado officials are aiming to meet a Dec. 1 target to complete temporary fixes to at least some roads heavily damaged by catastrophic flooding this month.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is trying to connect communities any way possible and then work on long term solutions.
State highway crews and National Guard troops worked furiously Sunday to repair highways to Colorado mountain towns cut off by unprecedented flooding.
After days of cleanup and repairs, transportation officials have reopened several state highways in the aftermath of powerful floods that ripped bridges and roads in northern Colorado, severely restricting travel in populated areas.
With snow already dusting Colorado’s highest peaks, the state is racing to replace key mountain highways washed away by flooding,