James Canyon & James Creek flood recovery work begins week of May 15

Road will be reduced to one lane in multiple locations during project

Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County Transportation and its project partner and contractor Kelley Trucking, Inc. (KTI) anticipate beginning the James Canyon permanent flood recovery project at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 15. The project is expected to last until December 2018. Flood recovery-related permanent reconstruction will take place on 4.8 miles of James Canyon Drive between the intersection of Lefthand Canyon Drive and just west of Balarat Road/CR 87. In addition, 6,300 feet of stream restoration work will take place in various stretches of James and Little James creeks.

Travel During Construction – Multiple Single-Lane Closures

To accommodate construction, KTI will be allowed to reduce James Canyon Drive to a single lane in multiple locations in the canyon. Some of these lane reductions will be in place 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Vehicular and bicycle travel will be controlled by either traffic control personnel (flaggers) or traffic signals. The length of delay will vary at each location, but are not to exceed 15-minutes.

Cycling Allowed During Construction

Cyclists will be permitted to ride on James Canyon Drive during construction, but they will be asked to follow the same travel restrictions as motor vehicles. Due to large volumes of heavy construction-related vehicular traffic, Boulder County Transportation is asking that cyclists ride James Canyon outside of normal working hours (see information below).

When cyclists traveling uphill towards Jamestown are stopped at traffic signals or by traffic control personnel, they will be asked to move to the side of the road in order to allow faster moving motor vehicles to proceed through the work zone before entering the zone themselves.

For more information: You can find complete roadway travel restriction information by visiting www.JamesCanyon.com.

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