The project team will host a virtual public meeting to let people know the project is starting and explain the scope and schedule. Registration for the meeting is required at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0y20vQWKTZ6QRM3PoreyIg.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021
Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/91426304000
Meeting call in option: (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 914 2630 4000
Project Purpose – Permanent Repairs
The Colorado Highway 7 Project will provide longer-term improvements along Colorado Highway 7 between Lyons and Raymond. Pending funding availability, improvements may include:
removing and replacing temporary asphalt placed during emergency repairs;
adding shoulders and rockfall ditches;
restoring ecological systems along the corridor;
re-establishing the creek channel while protecting its banks; and
establishing topsoil and vegetation in areas that were either damaged or disturbed by emergency repair work.
Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2021. Local communities can expect public meetings in Spring 2021.
About the Project
In September 2013, flood waters saturated the mountainous terrain of Colorado Highway 7 (CO 7), causing numerous material slides, ditch damage and erosion to the roadway embankment. After eroding the highway embankment, the floods washed out the road in several places. Large amounts of debris, rock, and sediment were deposited in the creek and, as a result, redirected water flows – further contributing to the erosion of the channel banks and the undermining of the highway.
By November 2013, crews had completed extensive emergency repairs, including:
repairing full-width roadway losses;
removing sediment and debris;
replacing overtopped road sections
regrading ditches; and
replacing damaged culverts.
Information supplied by CDOT — Hotline: 720-912-8870 —