CDOT reopens 7 highways after flood cleanup, repairs

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A section of the missing Hwy 34, looking down from Drake on Sept. 18, 2013. (Photo: Facebook / Justin Smith)

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation announced that they have reopened seven highways following cleanup efforts after last week’s flooding

Two highways reopened on Friday including Highway 119 between I-25 and County Line and US 6 between Sterling and US 6.

Other highways that have reopened include:

  • US 287 between SH 402 and 5th Street in Loveland: All southbound lanes and one northbound lane are open. One lane of northbound US 287 remains closed for utility work and slope repairs.
  • SH 66 between CR 13 and CR 19: A gravel road has been established and all lanes are now open. Asphalt paving will begin on Monday, September 23.
  • All lanes are now open on SH 60 at CR 46 in Milliken.
  • All lanes have reopened on SH 59 between SH 138 and I-76.
  • Lanes on SH 138 between SH 113 and SH 55 have also reopened.

Currently, 15 highways remain closed with cleanup and repairs including:

Northeast Colorado

  • SH 39 between Goodrich and I-76
  • SH 71 near Snyder
  • SH 144 between U.S. 34 and Weldona

Northern Colorado

  • I-25 Frontage Road south of Loveland at MP 256.670
  • U.S. 34 between Glade Road and Estes Park
  • U.S. 34 between Greeley and Kersey
  • U.S. 36 between Lyons and Estes Park
  • U.S. 36 at Left Hand Canyon Road near Boulder
  • SH 7 between Lyons and Raymond
  • SH 14 between Ted’s Place and Cameron Pass
  • SH 66 between 53rd Street in Longmont to Lyons
  • SH 119 between Boulder and Nederland in Boulder Canyon
  • SH 257 between SH 60 in Milliken to US 34

Denver Metro Area

  • SH 72 (Indiana Street) between 72nd Avenue and 80th Avenue
  • SH 72 between SH 93 and SH 119 in Coal Creek Canyon

To view an updated list of highway closures related to the flood, click here.

For more information on road closures across Colorado, visit cotrip.org.

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