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Big Thompson Canyon Voltage Conversion

Post Date:10/04/2019 3:00 PM

Contact: Jon Shepard, Electric Distribution Designer (970) 962-3551

Department: Water and Power Division

Release Date:  October 2, 2019

Loveland, Colorado – Traffic in the Big Thompson Canyon will be interrupted in both directions Monday, Oct. 7, from Drake to Waltonia Road. Loveland Water and Power, Power Contracting and Badger Drilling and Blasting will use explosives to excavate locations for new pole placement on U.S. Highway 34, just before the Waltonia Bridge.

U.S. Highway 34 will be closed for 15 minutes every hour from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Crews will schedule an alternative date in the event of inclement weather.

COL Power crews and Power Contracting completed the Canyon Rebuild and Voltage Conversion project up to County Road 43 and U.S. Highway 34. Please visit our website at for details on the project.


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