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September 29, 2016

Lefthand Canyon construction update – Spring Gulch culvert delivery tomorrow – Expect long delays at that site

Hello -

Kelley Trucking, Inc. (KTI) will be delivering and placing a culvert at Spring Gulch tomorrow morning. Spring Gulch is just west of Lickskillet Road, approximately 10+ miles up Lefthand Canyon. Starting at 8 a.m., expect longer delays at this spot (up to 1-hour) until work concludes at 5 p.m. tomorrow evening. The longer delays are due to the tight space and the heavy equipment that will be in the area to successfully set the culvert. A traffic signal will be in place after 5 p.m. and throughout the weekend because one lane of travel will remain closed. The signal timing will be set to allow the slowest traveler (typically cyclists) to safely move uphill through the construction zone. Flaggers will be used to move people around the work next week, so delays will be significantly shorter.

There will be no paving operations next week. Current plans call for paving to resume the week of Oct. 10. Crews will be striping, shouldering, installing signage, and setting guardrail in the area that was paved this week. Flaggers will be used to move people safely around these operations, when necessary.

Excavation work will continue at the 1.3 mile mark (east of Olde Stage Road) starting on Tuesday, Oct. 4. This work requires longer closures (up-to one hour) due to the danger of falling rock and the presence of heavy machinery and numerous trucks. The road will open each hour on the hour and whenever KTI can safely accommodate traffic.

We're getting closer to completion each day. Thank you for your time, patience, and understanding. I'd like to thank all of you who have taken it upon yourselves to post updates to the Jamestown QT. It is immensely helpful for me as I cannot be in the canyon at all times as there are several other projects taking place around Boulder County.

I hope you have a good day.



Andrew Barth
Boulder County Transportation