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BUCKHORN ROAD FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIR UNDERWAY

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

Last Updated: December 9, 2014


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SCOPE OF WORK

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.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES:

Bridge Structure 4.0

Construction of the foundation and support elements are complete and riprap has been installed. The bridge girders have been set and the contractor is installing the forms for the concrete bridge deck has been poured.


Concrete abutment walls and girders support the bridge superstructure (deck). Riprap is placed to help prevent further erosion.

Bridge Structure 6.1

Construction of the foundation and support elements are complete and riprap is installed. The bridge girders have been set and the concrete bridge deck has been poured.


Contractor has poured the new bridge deck.

Bridge Structure 8.0

Concrete caissons, abutment footings and walls and placement of girders have been completed and the contractor has poured the concrete bridge deck. Further work on this bridge will wait until the concrete meets specified strength requirements.


The contractor has poured the concrete bridge deck. Periodic tests will be run on concrete samples taken during the pour to
determine when concrete has met specified strength.

CR 27 "Narrows"

Production blasting is complete and "clean-up" blasting is close to completion. Rock excavation, embankment and riprap placement continue in the "Narrows". The Contractor is installing three precast concrete box culverts in this section. Work continues 7 days a week.


Precast Concrete Box Culverts are being installed in the "Narrows."




Riprap material placement continues.

PROJECT STATUS

Repairs to this road began in June, 2014. Opening of the road to through traffic is scheduled for December 24,2014. Construction will continue as weather allows through the winter 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%.

CONTACT

Matt Johnson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5724
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