Crews complete three-mile stretch of US 34 work
January 11, 2018
Colorado Department of Transportation officials say they're on track to open the U.S. 34 canyon between Estes Park and Loveland before Memorial Day.
The announcement comes after crews completed work between mile points 80 and 83 of U.S. 34 on the east end of the canyon, which is now open to two-way travel for everyone.
Crews completed 14,000 cubic yards of soil-cement mixing for a man-made bedrock beneath the driving surface. The mixture will ensure the river can't erode the pavement from below, according to a press release from CDOT. Remaining work in this section will only require single-lane closures.
Officials expect to open the roadway near the landslide by mile point 71 for travel by permit holders.
On Jan. 22, the closure will move west to mile point 68, Noel's Draw Lane. The closure will continue up to Memorial Day weekend.
Asphalt paving and milling operations will continue this summer, requiring other lane closures and traffic impacts. Project completion is scheduled for December.
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For project updates, go to us34canyon.codot.gov or call (970) 667-1005.