US DOT Gives CDOT $110 Million

In a step to provide assistance to Colorado for flood damage repair from the September 2013 rains and flooding, the United States Department of Transportation has given the Colorado Department of Transportation $100 Million.

Actually, in October of 2013, just after the flooding which hit local communities such as Jamestown, CO and Lyons, CO Colorado’s congressional delegation secured $450 million in emergency road repair funds for the state.

This $110 million is part of the $450 million flood recovery aid which came from the bipartisan legislation passed over two months ago.

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Senator Mark Udall has stated that he believes this money will ensure communities all the way from Lyons to Colorado Springs will be able to rebuild.

Other members of Congress, including Senator Michael Bennet, U.W. Representative Ed Perlmutter, have worked with  Governor John Hickenlooper , other state agencies, and Colorado Congress to assure rebuilding progresses.

Money is also coming, in excess of $60 million, from the federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program.

I haven’t heard any reliable information about how much is really needed to rebuild these communities which were affected by the flooding, and it’s also unclear where the most attention is going.

While up showing vacant lots in the suburban foothills west of Boulder recently with one of my buyers, we saw quite a bit of evidence of rebuilt roads, bridges, culverts and other infrastructure.

Much of the attention and energy has been focused on rebuilding and improving or replacing access to improved and developed property so that residents can get access to their homes and land.

Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of

The Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide 

The Boulder Condo Guide 

The Home Buyer’s Handbook

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