SCOPE OF WORK
The September 2013 flooding of the North Fork of the Big Thompson River severely damaged much of County Road 43 (Devil's Gulch Road) between Drake and Glen Haven - completely destroying the roadway through much of the "narrows". The road has been partially rebuilt providing full access but is interim.
This project will reconstruct the full 10.5 mile length of the road from US Highway 34 to West Creek Road. The roadway (asphalt) width will be 28' from US 34 to the "Rainbow Ranch" curve (about 3 miles west of US 34) then reduce to 24' through the narrows to Glen Haven. Several new crossings of the North Fork (replacing the temporary culverts) will be required. Additional right-of-way will be required almost the full length of the project.
The Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration will design, construct and fund the project in it's entirety.
Project Budget: $42,000,000
Design is underway. Construction of the project will begin in earnest this summer and be completed in the summer of 2015.
CONTACTErich Purcell, Project Manager