Dillon Dam Road to reopen Friday | VailDaily.com

Dillon Dam Road to reopen Friday

Ashley Dickson
Associated Press
Vail, CO Colorado

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colorado ” The Denver Water Board is expecting to reopen the Dillon Dam Road Friday morning, weather permitting.

The road remained closed for over a week due to suspicious activity that required further security measures. Last Tuesday police arrived at the Dam to find two men from the Denver area walking the already closed road on foot. The men told police they knew the road had been closed because of weather conditions and had parked their car at the east Dillon Dam gate.

“We regret that this was an inconvenience to drivers, but at the same time we don’t regret taking the time to fully investigate the incident,” said Trina McGuire at the Denver Water Board. “Further investigation showed there was no solid threat but as soon as law enforcement and the FBI got involved we all have to wait for their clearance.”

Information collected at the scene was forwarded to the Denver Field Office of the FBI, which is the normal protocol when dealing with any suspicious activity involving a public infrastructure like a dam.

In order to prevent against future security threats, crews are installing a series of concrete barriers that will close the “pull-off” portions of the road, thus preventing vehicles from stopping and pulling over while on the road.

“It’s my understanding that the bike path will not be affected by the newly barriers,” McGuire said. “Also, if anything, traffic on that road should now move more efficiently because there will be no more stopping on the dam.”

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