Summit County, CO — Snap-Tite used for flood prone culvert rehab
Summit County, CO fixes flooding woes with Snap-Tite®
More than one hundred tributaries run through the southwest United States and drain into the 1,450-milelong Colorado River. Corroded metal culverts designed to prevent flooding on roads crisscrossed by those streams are frequently the cause of it. For Colorado county road crews, flooding and washout caused by failing corrugated metal pipes (CMPs) beneath roads are a major problem – especially when that road affects one of the biggest areas for tourism in the state.
A culvert structure consisting of four CMPs underneath a busy road in Dillon, CO was severely corroded. Faced with the culverts’ imminent failure, the Summit County Road crew needed to fix it as quickly and as costeffectively as possible, with minimal disruption to the newly paved road above.
“The existing culvert was in critical shape and flow from the stream was being severely restricted, especially during high flow times,” said Russ Wosk, a Snap-Tite sales representative. “The water is constant. There is a short window to perform the work.