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US 34 Emergency Flood Repairs

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US 34 Emergency Flood Repairs

In September 2013, a heavy rainstorm dropped in excess of 14 inches of rain on Northern Colorado, closing many roads and causing significant damage.

Shimmick’s team was responsible for Region 4 emergency recovery repair work, which included the areas of Greeley, Fort Morgan, Brush, Sterling, Sedgwick, and Julesburg—all severely impacted by flooding in the South Platte River Basin.

Under the contract, Shimmick performed temporary and/or permanent repairs to state highways east of I-25, including the assessment; hazardous materials identification and handling; and reconstruction of the roadways, bridges, structures, and culverts/pipes for the cities and towns around the Poudre and South Platte Rivers. Work began immediately in order to rebuild critical infrastructure for these hard hit areas. The repairs to restore mobility to state highway routes were completed well before the deadline set by CDOT.

Project Details

Location:Greeley, CO
Amount: $6.3M
Delivery Method:Bid-Build
Client Name:Colorado Department of Transportation
Duration: 2013-2014
  • Shimmick did a remarkable job of coming into the emergency situation and analyzing the needs of CDOT…. Everyone was extremely professional and went over and above to address the flooding issues at multiple locations in Northeastern Colorado.

    Colorado Department of Transportation