LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — State transportation officials have chosen Kiewit Infrastructure to help design and build up to $140 million in flood repairs to Highway 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon west of Loveland.

The Transportation Department said Friday the project covers 23 miles of highway that was damaged in the September 2013 flood. Work is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

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Officials say repairs are expected to cost $100 million to $140 million, depending on the final scope of the project. Kiewit will help determine the extent of the repairs as part of the design process.

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About 3,400 vehicles a day use the highway, a main route to Rocky Mountain National Park.

The 2013 flood and aftermath killed 10 people. State officials put the total damage at $3 billion.

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