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

Last Updated: June 15, 2015

Newsletter December 4, 2014
Newsletter July 1, 2014


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 expected in late June.

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 expected in late June.

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 expected in late June.

CR 27 "Narrows"

All of the narrows are now open to two-way public traffic on a temporary gravel surface while crews continue to work. Asphalt paving in the Narrows began on June 11, 2015 and will continue as weather allows. Traffic delays of up to 30 minutes can be expected during paving operations. A pilot car is being used to lead traffic around the paving crews during the daytime. All four 20x10 concrete box culverts have been installed. All of the blasting and soil nailing has been completed. Rock scaling has been completed. Riprap armoring of the structures and road embankment is complete. Road base placement is complete. Guardrail installation will follow the paving operations.


Repairs to this road began in June 2014. Opening of the road to through traffic occurred on December, 24th 2014. Construction will continue as weather allows through the winter and spring and minor delays can be expected during the day. Final completion of the project is expected in the spring of 2015.

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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