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March 23, 2018

Fourmile Canyon Flood Recovery Projects – Cycling restrictions coming soon

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Hello -

There are a few things happening in Fourmile Canyon/Gold Run that we want to ensure you're aware of.

Recreational Cycling Restrictions

Daytime, weekday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Monday to Friday) recreational cycling restrictions will go into effect as soon as official county signage is put in place, which will happen within the next one to two weeks. The restriction will be in place for Fourmile Canyon Drive between Boulder Canyon Drive/SH 119 and Sunset and on Gold Run between the Salina Junction and just below Gold Hill. We will share more information as soon as we have an exact schedule for sign installation.

Fourmile Canyon/ Gold Run residents who rely on cycling as a mode of transportation will be allowed to ride during restricted hours, but they will need to carry identification that proves they are a resident.

The restrictions will be enforced by the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. Anyone violating the restriction could be subject to citation by law enforcement.

The restrictions are being enforced in order to increase the safety of all travelers in the canyon. Safety of roadway users is the primary concern of the Transportation Department. Work on the new bridge at Logan Mill will commence on Monday (info below), which means there will be three major reconstruction efforts underway on canyon roads, all of which will require substantial large truck traffic heading up and down the road during working hours. Due to the narrow, curvy nature of canyon roads, it has become increasingly difficult to safely share the road between cars, trucks, and cyclists. The large trucks being used to haul equipment and material take up nearly the entire lane, which leaves little room for cars, let alone cars and cyclists.

The restriction will remain effective until the area is deemed safe for recreational cycling.

Boulder County Transportation thanks everyone for abiding by the restrictions. We know how important and popular Fourmile Canyon is for cycling and will do our best to remove the restrictions as soon as possible.

Logan Mill Permanent Recovery Efforts Begin Monday

Work on the new bridge that will cross over Fourmile Creek on Logan Mill Road will begin on Monday, weather permitting. Travel impacts on Fourmile Canyon Drive at Logan Mill should be relatively minimal. Expect short delays when equipment is being delivered and when large trucks are pulling out onto Fourmile from Logan Mill. There may be instances when the road will be reduced to one lane. Flaggers will be used to move people around the work zone.

The current access at Logan Mill will be reduced to one-lane throughout the duration of the project. Travelers who want to turn onto Logan Mill Road from Fourmile Canyon Drive will need to wait until traffic has cleared on Logan Mill Road.

The Climb Bus stop will remain in the nearby vicinity of its current location during construction. Crews will relocate the bus stop sign as needed to avoid the work area.

Gold Run Road Closure Next Week

Gold Run Road will be closed again next week during working hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Monday through Friday). The exact closure location will be above 788 Gold Run and below 839 Gold Run, which is above Ingram Gulch and the Salina Schoolhouse.

SEMA has this culvert and one other to install that require road closures. The next closure date has not been determined, but it may occur the week of April 9. More information will be shared as soon as specifics are known. The closure is necessary in order to safely install a large culvert under the road.

Work on Gold Run is progressing well and remains on schedule.

Upper Fourmile Canyon Drive/Wall Street

Work continues on this flood recovery project. We do not anticipate any major changes to what has been seen on the road in that area for the next few weeks. There is a possibility of the need to close the road later this spring, but specifics are still being worked out and there is a chance the road will only need a lane reduction. More information will be shared as details are ironed-out. Travelers can continue to expect delays of up-to 15-minutes during daytime, weekday working hours.

Please let me know if you need more information. Thank you for your time, patience, and understanding.

Have a good day and a great weekend.



Andrew Barth
Boulder County Transportation