COLORADO FLOOD DEBRIS REMOVAL
Location: Multiple Counties, Colorado
Completion Date: April 2014
Phillips & Jordan Role: Prime Contractor
Phillips & Jordan was contracted by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to support recovery efforts after record rainfall in August of 2013 caused extensive flood damage throughout the Frontline and Foothills areas of Colorado. The majority of the debris that required removal was compacted under state maintained highway bridges by powerful water currents in the streams below. Special techniques were developed by Phillips & Jordan to loosen and remove the compacted debris without causing additional damage to the bridges.
At the conclusion of the project, Phillips & Jordan had collected and processed 149,562 cubic yards of debris which included woody vegetation, rocks, and sediment. A majority of the approximately 5,000 cubic yards of rock and sediment debris was reduced after collection and provided to CDOT for re-use during future road and stream bank restoration projects.
DISASTER RESPONSE MARKET SECTOR
Response & Recovery • Debris Management
Phillips & Jordan has supported response and recovery efforts for federal, state, and local governments and agencies as well as private sector customers across the United States following virtually every federally declared disaster over the past three decades.