CDOT chooses team to permanently repair flood-damaged U.S. 34

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Hwy. 34 along the Big Thompson River. (Photo: Capt. Darin Overstreet/U.S. Air National Guard)

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LOVELAND — CDOT announced Friday the company they selected to bring permanent repairs to a section of U.S. 34 damaged by the 2013 floods.

The 23-mile section of U.S. 34 needing permanent repairs is within Big Thompson Canyon between Estes Park and Loveland.

Kiewit Infrastructure Co. (Kiewit) will be the Construction Manager and General Contractor team to bring those permanent repairs to U.S. 34. The company also was responsible for bringing temporary, emergency repairs to the highway in 2013.

“Kiewit completed those repairs in 59 days – 10 days ahead of the Governor’s December 1st deadline,” said Scott Ellis, CDOT Project Director. “Now it’s time to go back and turn those temporary fixes into permanent repairs. After doing such an outstanding job in 2013, we were excited to see their proposal for the permanent repairs.”

Construction is expected to begin in late 2015, once the design is complete. Kiewit aims to complete the roadway project by the end of 2017, according to CDOT.

“Kiewit is proud of the work that we did on the Flood Repair in 2013,” said Will White, Kiewit Project Manager.” We look forward to finishing the permanent repairs and continuing our relationships with CDOT and the Big Thompson Canyon community.”

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