February 5, 2023

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Denver I-70 Flooding Outrage and CDOT’s Explanations

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Late on August 7, flooding overwhelmed a significant section of Interstate 70 through the Central 70 construction zone, resulting in a temporary highway shutdown and numerous water rescues, as well as plenty of outrage on social media.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is promising to investigate the events while also attempting to reassure Denver residents that what happened shouldn’t be a regular occurrence.

“The Central 70 Project is still an active construction project,” CDOT stresses in a statement. “Our drainage network is not yet complete, though it is nearing completion. Once our drainage system is fully complete, the lowered section of I-70 where flooding happened this evening is expected to withstand a 100-year storm event.”

At 8:12 p.m. on August 7, the Denver Office…

Michael Roberts

2022-08-08 07:40:00

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