Monday’s opening of Highway 36 following flood repairs was welcome news to many, but it has some Jefferson County residents feeling like officials are playing favorites with the priorities for the recovery.
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.
So far it’s not known if weather conditions were a factor in a crash involving at least two cars on Highway 36. Two people were hospitalized.
One of the Colorado roads that suffered the most damage from the September floods will reopen about a month ahead of schedule.
It’s not often that two culverts will delight county commissioners, but they can after a flood.
Members of the Kansas National Guard are headed to Colorado to fix a key highway damaged in last month’s flooding.
Members of Utah’s National Guard are now on their way to Colorado to help repair roads damaged by the flooding.
Colorado will pick up the tab for National Guard engineers helping rebuild the main highway leading to Rocky Mountain National Park because of the federal government shutdown.
The federal government is the state of Colorado’s largest employer with approximately 40,000 people on the payroll. In Colorado the effect of a partial government shutdown would be felt by different people in different ways.