High water forces Coyne Valley Road closure | SummitDaily.com

High water forces Coyne Valley Road closure

Erosion and road damage at a Blue River culvert on Coyne Valley Road in Breckenridge has the street shuttered in both directions until further notice.

The portion of the road at Highway 9 and Denison Placer Road was closed to traffic Tuesday afternoon as water levels continue to rise.

Drivers are advised to use Valley Brook Road, just south of Coyne Valley, while the street remains closed, according to a statement from the Town of Breckenridge.

“We are working on solutions and getting it fixed and open as soon as we can,” Breckenridge spokeswoman Kim DiLallo said. “We’ll probably be looking at doing a full repair sometime this fall, but we’re working as diligently as we can for a temporary solution for the summer.”

A landscaping project planned along the Blue River corridor between Valley Brook and Coyne Valley Road also has been delayed until later in July due to high water in the area.

The potential for flooding continues to be a problem countywide, with 500 percent snowpack in some basins and peak high water days still ahead.

– Caddie Nath

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