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November 9, 2017

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Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032

Brainard Road reconstruction begins Wednesday, Nov. 15

Periodic closures continue
through the Winter 2018; Full 24-hour closures of Brainard Road planned March
to June 2018

Boulder County, Colo. - The
Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highways Administration
(CFLHD), in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Boulder County
Transportation, will begin
of Brainard Lake Road

between the Peak-to-Peak Highway (SH 72) and the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.
The construction will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 15. During initial construction
this winter, Brainard Road will be closed at Highway 72 to all users (bikes and
cars) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on
Fridays. The road will be open on major holidays, such as Thanksgiving and

road closures are weather dependent. Updates to the schedule and closure information
will be posted at

next phase of construction on Brainard Road is scheduled to start Thursday,
March 1 and continue through the end of July 2018. In order to provide for
uninterrupted construction and a safe work zone, Brainard Road will be closed
to all users (cars and bikes) 24-hours per day, seven days per week from March
1 through June 28.


  • Full
    reconstruction of 2.5 miles of Brainard Lake Road
  • Increased roadway
  • Four-foot
    shoulder in the uphill/westbound lane to improve safety, assist with snow
    removal, and provide additional space for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Source water
    protection for the Town of Ward’s water supply
  • Speed mitigation
    devices in advance of tighter curves.

For more information
on this work,
the project website
, or contact Andrew Barth at or
303-441-1032. All current Boulder County Transportation project information is
available at