Old St. Vrain Road flood recovery project starts Monday, Aug. 21

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For Immediate Release

August 17, 2017

Media Contact

Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032

Old St. Vrain Road flood recovery project starts Monday, Aug. 21 

New bridge southwest of the Town of Lyons off SH 7 being built to replace the structure destroyed during the 2013 flood

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Transportation will begin a flood recovery project on Old St. Vrain Road at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. The project involves: 

  • Removing the remaining pieces of the old bridge that was destroyed
  • Building a new bridge
  • Repairing the adjoining road 

The project is expected to last until the late spring of 2018. 

The new bridge will be 180-feet long, 110-feet longer than the bridge that was washed away, and has been designed to withstand a 100-year flood. 

Boulder County Parks and Open Space are also working on a stream restoration project in this area, so expect heavy truck traffic along Old St. Vrain Road. Boulder County Transportation is not planning on closing the road during construction, but is advising all travelers (cars, bikes, and pedestrians) to avoid the area during working hours, which are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please do not enter the work site at any time. Trespassers could face fines and/or jail time. 

For more information on this work, contact Andrew Barth via email or call 303-441-1032. All current Boulder County Transportation project information is available at www.BoCoConeZones.com.