Gov. Hickenlooper announces date for reopening of State Highway 72 in Coal Creek Canyon

DENVER — Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will join the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) on Monday, Nov. 11, to mark the official reopening of State Highway (SH) 72 between SH 93 and SH 119.

“We are excited to announce the second highway opening in the past week,” Hickenlooper said. “Each day we move closer to reopening more roadways and reconnecting communities. We are grateful to CDOT, local communities and other partners for all of their efforts since the floods to reopen SH 72.”

WHO: Gov. Hickenlooper will join representatives from CDOT, Jefferson County and the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Department.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11
WHERE: On State Highway 72 near milepost 14.5 mile, approximately 1.5 miles past the hard closure on the SH 93 side of the canyon. The event location is just west of La DuWaik Estates on the right side. Flaggers will be on site to assist with parking in the area.
VISUALS: Gov. Hickenlooper, CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt and local officials will cut the ribbon to officially open SH 72 to all traffic. Immediately after the event, SH 72 will open to through traffic in the canyon for the first time since the September floods.