The Colorado Dept. of Transportation selected on Sept. 23 four additional contracting teams to begin repairs on three major corridors as well as the highways east of I-25 that sustained damage during the floods. The goal is to complete temporary or permanent repairs to restore mobility on these state highway routes by December 1.
The first three contractors were selected among 14 proposals, and the S.H. 72 contractor was selected among five competitors. All four contractors will begin work by conducting a full assessment of the areas this week with the help of CDOT engineers and bridge inspectors.
The contracts are as follows:
• U.S. 34 between Glade Road and Estes Park: Kiewit Infrastructure Co. of Littleton was selected to conduct temporary repairs for U.S. 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon.
• State Highway 7 between Lyons and Estes Park: Skanska USA Civil West of Cortez and Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction of Draper, Utah, were selected to conduct temporary repairs on S.H. 7.
• East of I-25: Lawrence Construction Co. and URS Corp. were selected to conduct temporary and/or permanent repairs to highways east of I-25, including the areas of northeast Colorado.
• S.H. 72 between S.H. 93 and S.H. 119: Lawrence Construction Co. of Littleton was selected to conduct temporary and/or permanent repairs on S.H. 72 in Coal Creek Canyon.
In addition to the contractors selected for these major corridors, CDOT maintenance crews, the National Guard and many ongoing contractors are working on the remaining highways and corridors. Below are the highways that remain closed and the status of repairs.
• U.S. 34 between Glade Road and the Dam Store: Coulson Excavating Co. of Loveland began cleanup and repairs on this smaller section of U.S. 34 on September 17.
• U.S. 34 between Greeley and Kersey: Zak Dirt Inc. of Longmont began repairs on September 17. In addition, the firm is working on S.H. 66 east of I-25 between C.R. 13 and C.R. 19. This section of S.H. 66 reopened on September 21 as a gravel road and crews will be paving it in asphalt this week.
• U.S. 34 between 37th Street to C.R. 49 in Greeley: Connell Resources Inc. of Fort Collins began repairs on September 17.