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Highway flood fixes in Colorado could take years

The magnitude of the task is still being assessed while highway managers consider the types of technological and engineering changes they need to make to keep 485 miles of damaged roadway less vulnerable to mass flooding.

The Associated Press

12/2/2013

DENVER — Colorado transportation officials say it could take up to four years to make the permanent repairs needed to fix highways damaged by September floods.

The magnitude of the task is still being assessed while highway managers consider the types of technological and engineering changes they need to make to keep 485 miles of damaged roadway less vulnerable to mass flooding.

According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/kqp2gde ), construction crews made a Dec. 1 deadline to get 27 highways reopen, but a lot of work remains to be done.

Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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