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June 29, 2017

James Canyon Reconstruction Update for July 3 to July 7

Hello -

I apologize to anyone who's telecommunications service was interrupted yesterday when crews hit a line in the area. We're doing our best to get all private utilities located, but it is difficult with current conditions in the corridor.

No work will take place in James Canyon on Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4 in observation of the Independence Day holiday.

When crews return on Wednesday, July 5, they'll begin working on the new concrete box culvert at Castle Gulch, which is located about a mile west of the Lefthand intersection. Crews will be building a one-lane, gravel shoofly that travelers will use to safely move around the work zone. This will be the first location where a traffic signal will be used as part of the project. Timing will be set to allow the slowest traveler enough time to safely clear the work zone. Please do not run red lights. Not only is this a safety issue, but also forces a reset of the signal's timing, which means it will take twice as long for a green light in the opposite direction. Our engineers will closely observe traffic during the first week to ensure the signal timing is accurate and as short as possible.

Crews will continue working on stream restoration activities in the lower stretches of James Creek. There may be delays when equipment is entering and exiting the roadway.

I hope you have an excellent Fourth of July!

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Andrew Barth
Boulder County Transportation