CO: Sept. 2013 Flood Response

Colorado Department of Transportation’s $50 million quick and efficient response to damage caused by the major September 2013 floods greatly improved the lives of state residents. Severe rainfall caused rockslides, landslides, and mudslides, resulting in severe damage to roads and infrastructure within a 200-by-50 mile area. Twenty-seven roads on the state highway system were shut down while 120 bridges, and 242 miles of roadway were damaged in counties across northwest and eastern Colorado. CDOT coordinated with the National Guard, local leaders and residents, and private contractors to reopen the last of the closed roadways in December 2013, just 10 weeks after the catastrophic event.


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