|Horseshoe curve, US 34. Image credit: Google Maps|
CDOT announced on March 28th their repair plan for the stretch of U.S. Highway 34 between Loveland and Estes Park that was badly damaged during the 2013 floods. The plan sets phase 1 beginning in mid-July and lasting until the beginning of September. Traffic impacts due to construction are expected to be minimal during this phase with traffic stopped for 15 to 30 minutes each work day. The plan for this phase is for one rock blast per work week day to be conducted during the at the “horseshoe curve,” located about 3 miles east of Drake. After Labor Day, the plan for phase 2 is to conduct additional rock blasting near Idylwilde which will see daily closures of varying duration.Two public feedback meetings are set: April 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Estes Park Town Hall and April 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Big Thompson Elementary School in Loveland.
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Updates on the repair work can be obtained by calling 720-263-1589 or going online at: www.codot.gov/projects/floodrelatedprojects/us-34-big-thompson-canyon-1.