May 4, 2016
Fourmile Canyon Reconstruction Update
Hello Fourmile Canyon Reconstruction Listserv Subscriber -
Looks like Spring is finally ready to stick around. The warmer weather should help speed construction at Salina Junction. Unfortunately, the weather delays and a few items related to the work itself have extended the schedule into June. I apologize for the inconvenience. Work on the lower wingwalls looks good. Check out the photo below from yesterday. You'll see the new native rock face taking shape on the exposed wall.
Work continues on the walls on the uphill side. You may have seen the forms being set, which means that concrete will soon be poured. Crews now plan on starting roadway paving preparatory work ASAP and would like to begin paving operations the week of May 16. If this work stays on schedule, delays at the junction may be a bit longer as there will likely be large equipment in the road frequently. The contractor will use flaggers to keep people moving as swiftly as possible. Please let me know if you encounter any problems traveling through the area.
Upper Fourmile Canyon Drive - 90% Plans Available Online
The 90% complete plan set is available on the project website for review. You'll see that the road is going back in pretty much the same alignment that was there prior to the flood. To protect against future flood events, retaining walls will completed and buried along the creekside and roadway armoring will also take place. Drainage will also be greatly enhanced to prevent water from inundating the roadway.
The 90% complete plan set for Gold Run Road is being finalized now and will be available soon. I'll let you know when they're ready.
Construction on Gold Run and Upper Fourmile is anticipated to begin later this summer. A public meeting will be scheduled as soon as a contractor is retained and construction-ready plans are finalized.
Lower Fourmile Canyon Drive - Updated Plans Coming Soon - Open House Being Scheduled
Michael Baker, Inc. and our own engineers are currently finalizing the latest set of plans for the two sections of Lower Fourmile Canyon Drive that will be reconstructed. We're also working on scheduling an open house for everyone to come view them and pose questions to the engineering team. I'll put the plans on the project website as soon as possible and will provide more information on the open house when it becomes available.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you and have a good day.
Boulder County Transportation