U.S. Highway 34
Gov. John Hickenlooper says all Colorado highways damaged by September’s massive floods will be reopened before Thanksgiving, well ahead of the Dec. 1 goal the state had set.
The re-opening for U.S. Highway 34 between Estes Park and Loveland is set for next Thursday, more than a week early.
Colorado transportation officials say they hope to ease traffic congestion in areas devastated by last week’s floods with the reopening of some roads that have been closed since the disaster hit.
A man from Estes Park is dead and his wife and three children are injured after being struck by a suspected drunken driver after Grand Lake’s fireworks show.
Colorado is getting $2.2 million in federal funds to pay for a new trail link in a Denver-area network, and to improve access to Rocky Mountain National Park and Chimney Rock National Monument.
Evacuated residents of the small Colorado town of Eckley have been allowed to return home after firefighters contained most of a wildfire on the state’s northeastern plains. Three firefighters were injured battling Sunday’s blaze.