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    Simms Street Sinkhole Repairs Ongoing


    Update - July 15

    Simms St. is now fully closed to facilitate the repairs and for the safety of motorists. Simms will remain closed for the foreseeable future. A detour for Simms Street is in place to direct traffic around the closure.


     

    The Jefferson County Road & Bridge Division is continuing work to repair a sinkhole that occurred in June on Simms Street just south of Coal Mine Road in South Jeffco.

    The cause of the sinkhole, which measures about 20' x 20', appears to be the failure of a large drainage culvert under the roadway.

    Traffic has been moving on the western side of Simms while repairs were being made to the sinkhole, however, the county now needs to close the road to all traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 15.

    Jeffco Road and Bridge Director Larry Benshoof said that continuing repairs to the roadway require the road to be fully closed until such time as it is safe for two-way traffic to resume.

    Updated information and closure updates will be posted on the Jefferson County Road & Bridge website or call 303-271-5200 for more information.

    *The sinkhole was originally reported on June 25. For photos and maps, please see the June 25 news item "Sinkhole on Simms Street in South Jeffco." 



    Kathryn Heider
    Public Information Officer
    303-271-8515
    kheider@jeffco.us

    July 14, 2014


    Last Updated: 7-15-2014