A crack that emerged in the deck of the eastbound lanes of U.S. 36 on July 12, 2019, was declared a full-blown sink hole as the supporting earthen structure slowly collapsed into Westminster's Lower Church Ranch open space on July 15, 2019. The damage is northwest of a bridge over an active rail line near West 104th Avenue in Westminster. People walked from the nearby shopping center to look at the damage. (Doug Conarroe, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Who will pay to rebuild damaged U.S. 36 is unclear, but taxpayers may be stuck with some costs

The contract with the road's toll operator, Plenary Roads Denver, says the state may be responsible for any lost revenue

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