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Larimer Flood 2013 - New Transportation Bulletin - Access & Updates!

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Nov 1, 2013

Contact Information:

CONTACT:Martina Wilkinson, LC Engineering, (970) 498-5731,
FROM:Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager/PIO, (970) 498-7150,


Larimer County’s Engineering Department has released an updated Larimer County Flood 2013 Transportation Bulletin showing progress to date on flooded road corridors countywide.
·         Access in Pinewood Springs, bridge over little Thompson reopened
·         Corridor by corridor updates
·         State Highways 34 & 36 updates
Information is detailed in the weekly Transportation Bulletin available at the County’s flood page on the Virtual Courthouse for complete details: Citizens are encouraged to subscribe to the web site to receive information automatically as it is published.


COUNTY FLOOD 2013 TRANSPORTATION BULLETIN  November 1, 2013 Re-Openings, Re-connections, and Completed Repairs



CR 2 Roadway crossing of the Little Thompson River at the Boulder County Line is open to traffic. Additional grading of the channel is planned.

CR 15 Bridge over the Little Thompson River Work Continues






CR 47 from US 36 to Big Elk Meadows

Repairs to CR 47 are progressing well. Crews have completed five new creek crossings and built about 1.1 miles of road. Just one crossing and 0.4 miles of road building remain in order to re-connect the Big Elk Meadows subdivision to the mainline roadway system.






CR 63 (Fish Creek Road) in Estes Park

The Sanitation District continues work on a temporary sanitary sewer line. Current information on progress is available at: Temporary road repairs are scheduled to start in mid-November.

Other Local Public Roads

In addition to the mainline work taking place, staff is now evaluating and outlining repair efforts on other local public subdivision roads to submit to FEMA for reimbursement consideration. More information available soon. What About CDOT Highways?

Visit for the latest information on CDOT flood projects. US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park will re-open for general traffic 24-hours per day on Monday, November 4

The flood recovery website is located at: Click on ‘Roads and Construction’. For specific questions, please call 970-498-5700. Appreciation to Share – The People Behind the Work

County staff, their contractors, sub-contractors and various other entities are working extremely hard and long hours to restore access and re-connect communities and neighborhoods in Larimer County following the flood. Their work and efforts are appreciated.

th at noon. Work continues on US 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon. Access is allowed from Estes Park to Drake at any time (credentials required). Twice a day pilot car access between Drake and Cedar Cove begins Saturday November 2nd. Pilot car access between the Dam Store and as far as Cedar Cove will occur on November 10th and 17th. Note that in some areas, bridge damage on the local roads from US 34 to subdivisions may still limit access to individual properties. Where To Find The Most Current Information

Bladeworks Connell Resources Coulson Excavating Gerrard Excavating Native Excavating Army National Guard CDOT Town of Estes Park Upper Thompson Sanitation

CR 23 creek crossing in Bellvue has been repaired so the water now flows under the road, not over the road. Additional grading will take place at a later time.



US 34 Big Thompson Canyon Local Roads and Bridges

Bridge inspections of 27 local bridges in the Big Thompson Canyon have been completed. A team is working on developing a temporary solution at all locations where public bridges provide access to residential properties. Note that private roads and bridges are not under Larimer County jurisdiction but may be eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance (IA). Visit for more information on IA.

CR 43 (Devil’s Gulch Road) from Drake to Estes

Between Estes Park and Town of Glen Haven: County Road and Bridge crews are working to make additional repairs to the road between the switchbacks and the Town of Glen Haven.

Between Drake and Glen Haven: Connell Resources has completed about 4.5 miles of roadway from Drake to the west. A second crew is working from The Retreat area towards the east. There remains about 0.5 miles of road to be built for a connection to be completed between Drake and The Retreat. Once this connection is made, there will remain about 1.5 miles of roadway to be built along CR 43 between the Town of Glen Haven and The Retreat. There is no current timetable for completion.



CR 15 bridge over the Little Thompson River south of Berthoud has reopened. Access in Pinewood Springs. Vehicular access to all remaining properties in the Pinewood Springs neighborhood has been restored. Work is now being done to improve the crossings and complete the tie from Iroquois back to Cree.
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