Fri September 13, 2013
Travel Restrictions

Flooding Rains Wreak Havoc On State Highways, Interstates

Numerous closures of highways continue in areas of Denver and portions of Northern Colorado due to flooding, rock and mudslides. [Updated 5:55 p.m.]

The Colorado Department of transportation says with the amount of water saturation and possible unstable sections of state highways, motorists are to avoid travel in Boulder, Larimer, Weld, Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties unless absolutely necessary.

“Essential travel only folks,” says CDOT’s Amy Porter. “We recognize it’s an imposition, but your safety is paramount to us and we want to make sure that these roads are safe and we’ll keep you posted when they are.”

Porter says while roadways in those counties may appear passable, anything near water flows may have damage that can’t be seen with the naked eye.  Many highways and bridges will remain closed as a precaution until CDOT crews are able to determine if they’re structurally sound.

The latest closures as of 5:55 p.m. Friday afternoon. The following roadways are closed to traffic (both directions unless noted), with updated indicated by bold and italic font:

  • I-25 southbound reopened from US 34 to SH 402; remains closed from Wyoming border to US 34
  • I-25 northbound from State Highway (SH) 7 to SH 14
  • I-25 northbound /southbound ramps to State Highway 119
  • I-70 eastbound off-ramp to Quebec Street
  • I-70 eastbound off-ramp to southbound I-225
  • I-70 at Beaver Brook - REOPENED
  • U.S. 34 between Glade Road and Estes Park
  • U.S. 34 eastbound reduced to one lane in each direction from I-25 to Greeley - REOPENED
  • U.S. 34 from MP 114 to MP 117.25 east of Greeley
  •  U.S. 36 between Boulder and Estes Park
  • US 85 from 42nd in Evans (MP 264.5) to County Road 44 in LaSalle (MP 258.5)
  • U.S. 85 southbound at Wyoming for commercial vehicles
  • U.S. 85 from 37th Street (MP 264.5) to County Road 49 in Greeley
  • U.S. 287 at Big Thompson River in Loveland from SH 402 to 5th Street
  • U.S. 287 in Fort Collins from MP 347 to MP 348
  • US 287 from MP 307 (Isabella) to MP 310 (SH 52)
  • US 287 southbound at Wyoming for commercial vehicles
  • SH 7 between Lyons and Estes Park
  • SH 8 between Morrison and U.S. 285
  • SH 14 between Ted’s Place and Walden
  • SH 30 (Havana Street/Aurora) at Alameda Avenue - REOPENED
  • SH 44 (104th Avenue) at Riverdale Road - REOPENED
  • SH 52 eastbound from County Road (CR) 1 to U.S. 287
  • SH 60 at CR 46
  • SH 66 between 53rd Street (Longmont) and Lyons
  • SH 66 between CR 13 and CR 19
  • SH 72 between 72nd and 80th avenues
  • SH 72 between SH 93 and SH 119 (Coal Creek Canyon)
  • SH 74 between CR 73 (Evergreen) and Morrison – REOPENED, expect some delays
  • SH 83 (Parker Road) between Florida and Jewell avenues
  • SH 93 between 64th Avenue and SH 128 - REOPENED
  • SH 119 between Boulder and Nederland (Boulder Canyon)
  • SH 119 between County Line Road and I-25
  • SH 170 from SH 93 to El Dorado Canyon State Park
  • SH 257 between SH 60/Milliken to US 34
  • SH 392 from I-25 (Larimer County Road 5) east to 17th Street in Windsor
  • SH 402 US 287 to I-25 - REOPENED

CDOT says COtrip.org is experiencing technical issues. They suggest calling 511 or using CDOT mobile for the latest closures.