A several hundred foot section of road has heaved approximately four feet upward on Garfield County Road 215 – Parachute Creek Road. The road is closed, however there is a one lane bypass in the dirt on the shoulder. Garfield County Road and Bridge crews have installed cones and lighted message boards in place at the location. The location is approximately 6.5 miles north on County Road 215, just past Garden Gulch. The damage occurred due to spring melting and the unstable ground in the area. It is anticipated there will be more movement on the hillside. Oil and gas
Under an emergency measure, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners, using its statutory authority, waived a requirement to advertise bidding for three road projects, based on the need for immediate repairs for the safety of the traveling public. By statute, the BOCC is generally required to advertise construction projects for a minimum of ten days. For repairs needed following spring runoff flooding on County Road 320, the BOCC voted Monday to award a contract to Con-Sy Inc., after county staff sought three bids from local contractors for the work. The contracted bid award is for approximately $459,000. Included in the
Monday evening, July 18, brought a cloudburst over the lower section of County Road 100 (Catherine Store Road), causing several debris flows. The Garfield County Road and Bridge Department sent out crews to areas where debris had collected on road sections, making them impassable. An estimated three feet of small diameter hail fell in the area. The county will examine the damage in the coming weeks and culvert and road repair will follow, with traffic delays expected.