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News Release

Larimer Flood 2013 - New Transportation Bulletin - Continued Progress!

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

Contact Information:

CONTACT: Martina Wilkinson, LC Engineering, (970) 498-5731, mwilkinson@larimer.org
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager/PIO, 970 498-7150, dlarue@larimer.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 
Fort Collins, Colorado – Larimer County’s Engineering Department has released its weekly Larimer County Flood 2013 Transportation Bulletin showing progress to date on the repair and rebuilding of flood damaged road corridors countywide.
           CR 27 corridor between Stove Prairie and the Poudre Canyon (SH 14) has re-opened.   
           CR 43 (Devil’s Gulch Road) primitive road has now been built in excess of five miles from Drake towards Glen Haven. The road is open for local traffic (credentials required) all day on Sundays. During the week, the road is open for use during non-construction hours after 5:30 pm and before 6:30 am each day. All-wheel drive vehicles with higher clearance are recommended.   
           CR 47 to Big Elk Meadows primitive road is passable and is open for restricted access. The road is open for local traffic all day on Sundays. During the week, the road is open for use during non-construction hours after 5:30 pm and before 6:30 am each day. Please have credentials or other information such as utility bill with you. CR 47 remains   a rough, primitive road with a low water crossing which requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance.
           The process for bridge repair or installation of temporary structures in the Big Thompson Canyon is underway.   
           Temporary repairs on CR 63 (Fish Creek Road) will begin on Monday, November 11, 2013.   
Information is detailed in the weekly Transportation Bulletin available at the County’s flood page on the Virtual Courthouse at: http://www.larimer.org/flooding2013/. Citizens are encouraged to subscribe to the web site to receive information automatically as it is published.
 
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Comments: (2)

1. Posted by: lorewr on Nov 11, 2013 9:53 AM

I understand that their are a lot of bridges to check out. I just have a question on a few of the bridges in the Big Thompson Canyon that have a 3 ton limit signs. Is it because they just haven't been inspected yet or because they have and that all that will be allowed. That they have bee compromized by the flood. Were hoping that that just have not been throughly checked out.

Lore Wright 32 Idlewild Lane Big Thompson Canyon Loveland, CO

2. Posted by: DeniLaRueCIM on Nov 13, 2013 3:49 PM

Deni -

Those bridges have been inspected - an initial review weeks ago, and a more detailed inspection just in the last couple of weeks. The detailed inspections are the ones that specifically identified the structural issues (in the case of the Idlewild bridge its upstream girder web damage), and that is what led to the weight limits on those bridges.

We know that the weight limit is a significant issue. We have a team working on the next steps for those structures - either repair or use of a temporary bridge, and the Idlewild bridge is on our list.

Hope that helps. Martina

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