from City of Boulder….
Boulder County has been working on improvements to Lee Hill Drive since the beginning of the year. Substantial work on the rock walls and drainage culverts will require two road closures over the next five weeks.
Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25. Lee Hill Drive to be closed south of Wagon Wheel Gap Road (between Wagon Wheel and 4th Street) during daytime hours only (8:30 AM to 4:00 PM). Closure is to accommodate rock work on the hillside above the roadway along with rock-wall construction. No vehicles (including both bicycles and cars) will be allowed be allowed through the construction area. Wagon Wheel will remain accessible from the north.
Monday, April 4 at 8:30am through end-of-day Wednesday, April 6. Lee Hill Drive to be closed north of Wagon Wheel Gap Road (between Wagon Wheel and Olde Stage Road) all day (24 hours). Closure is to allow for the replacement of a large drainage culvert north of Wagon Wheel. No vehicles (including both bicycles and cars) will be allowed access between Wagon Wheel Gap Road and Olde Stage Road. Wagon Wheel will remain accessible from the south.
Both closures are tentative and are subject to change due to weather and/or other unanticipated factors. We will continue to update this email list and alert road users via message boards.
The resulting facility will include improved drainage, a new roadway surface, bikeable shoulders on both sides of the road up to the "hogback" formation, and a five-foot wide climbing shoulder from the hogback up to Olde Stage Road.
Tim Swope, AICP
Boulder County Transportation