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April 6, 2016

Salina Junction Construction Update

Hello Fourmile Canyon Reconstruction Listserv Subscriber -

If you've driven through the construction site at Salina Junction, you've seen that the 110' long culvert is completely in the ground and crews have moved on to constructing the headwalls on the creek-side of the road. The wall along Fourmile Canyon drive has been completed and crews are currently installing the reinforced steel and on the other side. The photo below shows this work taking place. Once the walls on this side are complete, the contractor will move to the uphill side and construct two walls on this side as well. After all headwalls are installed, stone masons will start their work to cover them in rock that is native to the area.

Salina Junction culvert project update for April 6

In the next two weeks, work will also begin in the roadway to restore the surface in preparation for paving, so there will be a lot of activity taking place in the construction zone.

Please Use Caution and Use the Traffic Signals to Ensure Safety

The 3-way traffic signals are in place to ensure both traveler and worker safety. There have been several instances where people have ignored the light and endangered the safety of other motorists and job-site personnel. We have heard that the signals are not always working. You will know when the signals are malfunctioning when you see them flashing red. We'll do our best to expand the work zone as soon as possible so that two-way traffic can be restored.

Even with all of the snow in recent weeks, crews have been able to make progress and are shooting for a May completion. The melting snow has created some difficult working conditions as waters quickly rise in the construction site making it difficult to work and even more difficult to pour concrete, but they're doing their best and are optimistic that the weather forecast for the next few weeks will help them stay on schedule.

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this project or any other work taking place around Boulder County.

Thank you for your time, patience, and understanding.



Andrew Barth
Boulder County Transportation