Road repair beginning

I hiked up to the Goldrun/Fourmile Junction on the evening of the 15th, and again last night (the 16th). I was amazed to see that significant road repairs had already been started in a few spots!!

It wasn’t clear to me whether the work had been done by the county, or just residents. I saw some rental equipment, and have heard that the residents around there are extremely resourceful.

Also, the road is definitely NOT SAFE and NOT OPEN! Please do not try to drive there. The repairs appear to be improvised measures to allow for limited access to homes.

Here are a couple before/after photos of the damage on the 15th and the repairs on the 16th.

It looks like here, and in another spot up canyon, work has been done to remove the undercut, overhanging chunks of asphalt. This is great, as they won’t fall off and pollute the stream.

40° 2’50.22″N 105°22’2.18″W

first damage

40° 2’50.22″N 105°22’2.18″W on 9.15.13

40° 2’50.22″N 105°22’2.18″W on 9.16.13

40° 2’50.22″N 105°22’2.18″W on 9.16.13

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In this next spot, the road was completely swept away. I thought it would take weeks to fix. But, sure enough, there’s a crude gravel bridge in place now. WOW!

40° 2’54.45″N 105°22’4.59″W:

40° 2’54.45″N 105°22’4.59″W on 9.15.13

40° 2’54.45″N 105°22’4.59″W on 9.15.13

40° 2’54.45″N 105°22’4.59″W on 9.16.13

40° 2’54.45″N 105°22’4.59″W on 9.16.13

Some heavy equipment, presumably rented by the residents here.

Some heavy equipment, presumably rented by the residents here.

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40° 2’59.66″N 105°22’4.42″W

Again, here one lane has been made passable, and some of the overhanging asphalt has been removed.

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40° 2’59.66″N 105°22’4.42″W on 9.15.13

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40° 2’59.66″N 105°22’4.42″W on 9.16.13


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OK, just wanted to update everyone on the impressive and fast work being done. Again, the road is NOT OPEN OR SAFE, please don’t travel there.

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3 Responses to Road repair beginning

  1. Steve G says:

    Very mysterious. If that dirt had been hauled in by the county they would have had to bring trucks in via Poorman, but you would have heard the trucks given where you say you live. Must be resident resourcefulness?

  2. Sheila Murphy says:

    Very useful photos, thanks. Have you been to Fourmile upstream of Gold Run? I have studying Fourmile Creek since the fire and would like to know what sort of damage occurred up there. I haven’t seen any photos or videos from that area.

  3. Kathy Aderhold says:

    40° 2’54.45″N 105°22’4.59″W on 9.16.13
    This is my brother-in-law’s house! Thank you for the update! They are too busy to keep us posted. I will be checking your blog again!

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