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July 20, 2021 3:57 PM

Sinkhole: Erie Parkway CLOSED between CR 5 and CR 7

Erie Parkway CLOSED both directions between CR 5 and CR 7

Sinkhole
Erie Parkway CLOSED both directions between CR 5 and CR 7
Erie Police and Town of Erie, Colorado - Government Public Works are enroute.
Please avoid the area if possible.

Sink Hole
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Latest Update:

July 22, 2021 7:03 AM

Erie Parkway now OPEN between CR 5 and CR 7.
open

Prior Updates

July 21, 2021 11:58 AM

Erie Parkway will remain CLOSED to traffic in both directions throughout the evening of July 21 and into Thursday, July 22.

The Public Works Department reports that the cause of the sink hole is a collapsed pipe. This 5-foot diameter pipe had rusted,  become brittle, and gave way.

Garney Construction has located two sections of new pipe to install, along with constructing new headwalls and the hole backfilled. A paving contractor is on-call for road patching.

Motorists are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and traffic control signs, reduce speeds and, if possible, avoid the area. 

Traffic control signage, delineators, and flaggers will be on-site to enable travel through the construction area in a timely and safe manner. Delays may occur and alternate routes are strongly recommended.

New Pipe


broken pipe


Cone Zone Alerts
July 20, 2021 4:23 PM

Full Closure expected through the night and into Wednesday, July 21 during morning rush hour. Public Works staff will be working around the clock to reopen the roadway.

Detours:
Travel north and south on CR 5 and CR 7
On CR 7 motorists may turn eastbound (NOT westbound)
On CR 5, motorists may turn westbound (NOT eastbound)