Pass Creek road is closed for the foreseeable future. Huerfano County has not been able to fully inspect the damage. Tentative plans are to get it open as a 4wd by this winter and start restoration work in 2019.
Highway 69 is open as of 10 am Sunday, July 29. Pass Creek Road remains closed.
Here is the press release from CDOT:
CO 69 Now Open to One Lane Traffic
Vehicles to be controlled by portable light signals
SOUTHEAST COLORADO ― CO Highway 69 is now open to traffic. Crews have constructed a temporary detour lane three miles north of Gardner, next to the bridge which was damaged by a flash flood last week. The detour, for now, is controlled by portable light signals to single-lane, alternating traffic. Travelers are urged to use caution while driving through the area, as a short section of the detour road is a dirt surface.
Crews will continue work to pave the entire length of the detour road and paint striping for two-way traffic. The temporary detour road is expected to be completed in about a week, and will continue to be used for the duration of the larger bridge replacement project.
CDOT began a project earlier this summer to replace the aged wooden bridge structure on CO 69 near Gardner. The temporary detour road was being worked on when the flash flood occurred. The bridge replacement project is set for completion in spring of 2019.