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December 12, 2016

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Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032

MEDIA ADVISORY – Lefthand Canyon ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Dec. 16

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder
County will host a ribbon cutting ceremony from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16
to mark the upcoming completion of permanent flood recovery-related repairs to Lefthand
Canyon Drive and Left Hand Creek. The event will be held at Buckingham Park,
which is located at the intersection of Lefthand Canyon Drive and Olde Stage
Road. This is the latest permanent flood recovery and creek restoration project
to be finished by the county. All are welcome to attend.

County Commissioners, Transportation staff, and members of the project design
and construction team will be on hand to help celebrate the opening of this
critical mountain link for residents and visitors.

project involved reconstruction of approximately 10-miles of roadway and
restoration of multiple segments of Lefthand Creek, which were both devastated
by the 2013 Flood. The 12-month project cost approximately $19.3 million to
construct and is eligible for federal reimbursement. Boulder County partnered
with Central Federal Lands (CFL), a division of the Federal Highways
Administration, to expedite the work. CFL retained Kelley Trucking, Inc. as the
project’s general contractor. Both project partners did an outstanding job
rebuilding this important county corridor.


  • Four new bridges
    and four new major culverts that can convey 100-year flood events
  • Complete roadway
    repaving of the entire length of the project
  • Improved
    hillside drainage that will greatly protect the roadway during major rain
  • Restoration of
    several miles of Left Hand Creek to improve the local ecosystem and wildlife
    habitat and protect the road
  • Several new
    retaining walls using native Lefthand Canyon rock
  • Creekside slope
    stabilization and protection

more information on the work,
visit the
project website

or contact Andrew Barth, Transportation Department Communications Specialist,
at or

current Boulder County Transportation roadway project information, including
regular maintenance and flood-recovery activity, can be found at