The Colorado Department of Trasportation is going to line the I-70 twin tunnels, near Idaho Springs with concrete to enhance the tunnels' strength and longevity. Watch the video below explaining the details of the project and see pictures of the unlined tunnel's interior!
The City of Fort Collins, Colorado recently completed the construction of a 70-feet hiking/biking tunnel, underneath Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway tracks, which will ultimately connect more than 30 miles of trails.
Last year's massive flooding in Colorado's Front Range affected a widespread area, destroyed roads and bridges, blocking access to residential areas for extended periods of time, and washed away homes. Based on a study conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder, the tweets sent during the flooding events played an important role in the preliminary reconnaissance of the infrastructure damage and helped geotechnical and structural engineers to more efficiently spend their time and efforts during their visit to the affected areas.
Heavy rains in 2013 lead to devastating floods of rock, soil, and water through many cities and towns that line the Colorado Rockies. Scientists are now considering the importance of large, rare, independent storm events in determining an area’s landscape. Scott Anderson, a geomorphologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Tacoma, Washington and lead author of a new study stated that "while it strikes us as very random, our research suggests this is one of the formative processes in this landscape."