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AASHTO Home | September 30, 2014

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America’s Transportation Awards Top 10 Project Profile: Colorado DOT

​In September 2013 the Colorado Department of Transportation launched a system wide emergency response to widespread flooding in the state.  120 bridges and more than 240 miles of roadway on 27 state highways in northwestern and eastern Colorado were badly damaged by severe mudslides and flooding. This video demonstrates how CDOT coordinated with the National Guard, local leaders, residents, and private contractors to reopen the last section of damaged roadway in just 10 short weeks.  CDOT’s Emergency Flood  response was recognized as a Regional Winner in the 2014 America’s Transportation Awards competition and it is also a Top 10 finalist, in competition for the National Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award.​