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Project Number 9323
County Road 27 (Buckhorn Road) Flood Repair

Last Updated: July 15, 2015

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The Buckhorn Canyon Road (AKA County Road 27) sustained a great deal of damage from the 2013 floods. The reconstruction consists of construction of three new bridges, repairs to one existing bridge, and reconstruction of 1.6 miles of roadway through the "Narrows". To accomplish the above work approximately 40,000 cubic yards of rock will be blasted and excavated, 30,000 cubic yards of riprap placed, 11,000 tons of base course and 10,000 tons of asphalt placed, and 2000 cubic yards of concrete poured.


Bridge Structure 2.1

Wingwall repairs and extensions are complete. Riprap has been placed and traffic can drive in both lanes over the bridge. Paving and guardrail improvements are complete.

Bridge Structure 4.0

The structure is open to traffic. Road base surfacing has been placed and paving of the approaches and bridge deck is complete. Guardrail improvements are complete. Structure coating of the exposed concrete bridge abutments, walls, and girders will take place before mid-September 2015.

Bridge Structure 6.1

This structure is also open to traffic. Road base surfacing is complete and paving of the approaches and bridge deck is complete. Guardrail improvements are also complete.

Bridge Structure 8.0

Traffic is over the bridge here as well. Crews have installed riprap armoring 0.4 miles downstream from the bridge. Three new 24" RCP cross culverts have been installed in this section along with a turf reinforcement mat and grouted riprap on the east downstream side of the bridge. Guardrail improvements are also complete.

CR 27 "Narrows"

Asphalt paving in the Narrows was completed on June 26th, 2015. All substantial improvements are also complete. Minor repairs along with lane striping will be ongoing until late July. After that, the only anticipated remaining work item is painting of the concrete box culverts which should be completed by mid-September 2015.


Repairs to this road began in June 2014. Opening of the road to through traffic occurred on December, 24th 2014. Minor delays can be expected during the day. Final completion of the project is expected in August 2015 with exception of structure painting.

This project was awarded to the American Civil Constructors, Inc. for $15,455,279.00. FEMA will provide 75% of the funding for the project while the state Office of Emergency Management and the county will each provide 12.5%.


Matt Johnson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5724
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