DENVER —Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will join Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) representatives, contractors and other elected officials on Friday to celebrate the beginning of construction on the only flood-damaged highway in Colorado where the temporary road could not go back in the same place as the original road.

When the September 2013 floods wiped out a large section of U.S. 34 east of Greeley, it became clear that a long-term solution was needed to ensure the road could withstand a major rain event in the future. Construction will begin soon on this $22 million permanent fix to the road that will include a new bridge.


WHEN:  Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:  The southeast side of “the big hole” on U.S. 34 about 2 miles east of Greeley


NOTE: Due to parking restrictions at the event site, the event is not open to the public. Media only.