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ADAMS COUNTY - Colorado Boulevard between Highway 7 and 168th Avenue in Adams County is now open. The road was closed mid-September when flooding along the Big Dry Creek washed away the road surface and two 96-inch drainage pipes.

"Before the repair work could begin, FEMA required Adams County to conduct hydraulic and hydrology studies by independent consultants in order to obtain the necessary environmental clearances," County Manager Todd Leopold said. "Adams County followed FEMA's guidelines in order to maximize federal reimbursements and thereby save taxpayer dollars."

He says the damage caused by the flooding was extensive.

"We apologize for the inconvenience caused by such a lengthy repair project, and thank travelers for their patience and understanding in the wake of the unprecedented flooding," Leopold said.

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