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July 20, 2017

James Canyon Reconstruction Update

Hello -

I hope all is well. Things are moving along smoothly with both the road and stream restoration projects in James Canyon. As you may have seen, crews have moved a lot of material along a couple sections of the creek. Next week, they'll be hauling several loads of material in and out of the two sections where they've been working, so there will be some longer delays, but only when trucks and equipment are entering and exiting the road.

The culvert at Castle Gulch is almost done. KTI thinks it will be finished this week. Next week, they'll move the box culvert install operations, including the traffic signal, to Jenks Gulch, which is located just down the road from Jamestown. Installation of this culvert will be almost the same as what you saw at Castle Gulch, but the construction zone may be a bit longer, so signal times will likely be increased a bit.

With the material moving in and out of the stream and new culvert going in at Jenks Gulch, you may want to give yourself a few more minutes to get up and down James Canyon Drive.

In August, KTI will begin working on a major retaining wall and a few rockeries (smaller retaining walls built with boulders from the area), which will likely require flaggers and an additional traffic signal. I'll provide more information as plans are worked out and exact dates, times, and locations are known.

Until then, have a great week and a fun weekend.



Andrew Barth
Boulder County Transportation