US 34 Big Thompson Canyon Program Management – Colorado Department of Transportation Region 4

The reconstruction of the Big Thompson Canyon after the 2013 floods is a complex and a first-of-its-kind permanent repair project with a vision to have a more resilient corridor by building a solution that considers the river and the roadway as a harmonious system. With 23 miles of damaged roadway and river rehabilitation needed, the project coordinates with the Federal Highway Administration, CDOT, United States Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, NRCS’ Emergency Watershed Program, Larimer County, the City of Loveland, the Town of Estes Park, the Bureau of Reclamation, Northern Water, and the Army Corps of Engineers and other stakeholders. US34 is the CDOT Flood Recovery Office’s largest project and utilizes the alternative delivery method of Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM-GC) to meet program and recovery expectations. Muller provided key staff from the Program Management Group to assist CDOT in the management and oversight of the highest priority flood recovery project. Muller’s involvement in the Flood Recovery Program and institutional knowledge enabled our group to serve CDOT in Project Director support roles and later aid in Design Lead assistance, river project coordination, stakeholder engagement and others to cover additional responsibilities created by staff changes within the client project team to help deliver on the ultimate vision for this corridor.