Public Infrastructure

More than 17 inches of rain fell in various parts of Boulder County in September of 2013. Before the rains stopped, Boulder County staff and other agencies began to assess the damage and worked diligently to get the county back on its feet. 

The effect of the storm on residents of Boulder County and its damage to infrastructure was enormous and widespread. Approximately 150 miles of roadway was damaged or completely destroyed, more than 30 bridges were damaged or washed away, and countless culverts were in need of repair or replacement. In addition to public structures, approximately 171 private bridges and culverts were damaged or destroyed. 

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More than $38 million is expected to be spent in 2014 on transportation-related flood recovery work, and another $40+ million is earmarked for 2015 work. 

Complete, permanent repairs of transportation infrastructure is likely to take 3 to 4 years, but the county already has started the recovery process and significant work is underway that will bring Boulder County back and make it more resilient than ever. 

The links above provide information on past, current and future work. If you have any specific questions, send an email or call 303-441-3900.