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,
The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to get everyone back on the roads as soon as possible. They’ve already started with $130 million and more money is expected from the federal government next week.
Colorado highway managers say that toll lanes on Interstate 70 between Denver and the mountain resorts are probably on the way.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is spending millions of dollars to protect Highway 14 from mudslides.