Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday that contractors and Colorado highway workers “moved heaven and earth” to get a major highway from Boulder into the Colorado Rocky Mountains finished a week early.
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.
State highway crews and National Guard troops worked furiously Sunday to repair highways to Colorado mountain towns cut off by unprecedented flooding.
It’s a battle against time and the weather for the Colorado Department of Transportation for roads and bridges that need to be repaired or replaced. The repair crews have to work fast because winter weather will be in Colorado soon.
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law Saturday establishing the Petroleum Cleanup and Redevelopment Fund within the Division of Oil and Public Safety, a part of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
The Colorado Department of Transportation announced its plans for construction this summer in the Denver metro area and the I-70 corridor between C-470 and the Eisenhower Tunnel.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and the head of Colorado’s transportation department said Friday more construction projects will start sooner because of a new budgeting plan that’s expected to free up $300 million annually over five years.
Colorado’s winter season is under way in many parts of the state; however the Denver metro area so far has been quite mild. But that hasn’t stopped the Colorado Department of Transportation from preparing for the winter weather to come.