Colorado Springs releases initial damage list

While Boulder, Estes Park and Lyons were hit harder than Colorado Springs during last week’s floods, the city’s infrastructure received significant damage in certain places.

According to a press release from Colorado Springs, initial assessments show extensive damage on Gold Camp Road and Cheyenne Road. Gold Camp and Camp Creek had pond and sidewalk damage and Stratton Bridge showed structural damage.

There are washouts in the city parks, trails and greenways and multiple homes and residences along Cheyenne Creek were damaged.

Stratton Road remains closed at Cheyenne Road until further notice because of damage to the bridge.

Unfilled sandbags are available at Colorado Springs Fire Department stations at 2830 W. Colorado Ave., 622 Garden of the Gods Road, 445 Rockrimmon Boulevard and 6830 Hadler View.

Sand is available for pick up at the Wilson United Methodist Church parking lot at 6460 Flying W. Ranch Road.

The U.S. Transportation Department is making $5 million in emergency relief funds available immediately to Colorado for statewide repairs of roads and bridges.

“Disasters like this make it very clear how important transportation is in every day life,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “These federal funds represent a down payment on our commitment to the people of Colorado.”

One Response to Colorado Springs releases initial damage list

  1. The west entrance road to Manitou Springs was injured in the flood before this one. The road remains closed and no repair work has even started. FEMA money is pouring in and the state and county just sit on it earning the interest while they can. For some reason actually starting repairs seems to take weeks, months and years.

    Steven Shepard
    September 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm