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July 18, 2023

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61st and Valmont Intersection Safety Improvement Online Public Meeting

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Concept plans will be presented with Q&A session to follow

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Public Works will host an online public meeting to present conceptual plan for improving safety of all users at the intersection of 61st Street and Valmont Roads. A discussion of the early design phase designs will be followed by a question-and-answer session for attendees.

61st and Valmont Safety Improvements Online Public Meeting

Thursday, July 20
5 to 6:30 p.m.

Via Zoom – Registration Required

Visit the project website to register

This meeting will be recorded and made available on the project website.

The objective of this project is to improve safety for motor vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians moving through this intersection. Current proposed improvements include:

  • Construction of an off-street bike box that will have the capacity to accommodate a queue of eight cyclists for those wanting to turn left onto northbound 61st Street from eastbound Valmont Road
  • Construction of a right-turn lane on southbound 61st Street which will improve vehicle circulation by separating right-turning from left-turning traffic at the intersection on southbound 61st Street
  • Construction of buffered, bikeable shoulders on 61st Street north of the intersection

The proposed improvements will provide an option for cyclists to turn from eastbound Valmont Road onto northbound 61st Street without having to move across the eastbound through-lane on Valmont. The southbound right-turn lane on 61st Street will improve traffic circulation by separating the right- and left-turning traffic on southbound 61st.

The current design-phase is anticipated to last through next summer and will be followed by construction in the fall of 2024.

For more information, visit the project webpage, or contact David Thompson, Public Works Project Engineer, at Inquiries can also be directed to Andrew Barth, Public Works Communications Manager, at

61st Street and Valmont intersection looking south from 61st Street

(Above - 61st Street at Valmont Road)

Valmont Road looking east at 61st Street

(Above - Valmont Road at 61st Street)