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Current CDOT CO 119 Project Updates and News

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 2.16.2020

Boulder Creek will be closed to all uses for rock evcavation. For more details click here.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 2.9.2020

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 1.19.2020

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 1.12.2020

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 1.5.2020

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 12.29.2019

Traffic Advisory 12.22.2019

TRAFFIC AVVISORY 12.15.2019

TRAFFIC Advisory 11.17.2019

CO119 Project Updates 10.23.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 10.27.2019

CO119 Project Updates 10.23.2019

Traffic Advisory 10.13.2019

Traffic Advisory 10.19.2019

Join us for an open house! 

 

WHAT: Colorado Highway 119 Boulder Canyon Improvements Project invites nearby community members to an open house to learn about recent updates to the schedule, extent of the work, and travel impacts.
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Formal presentation – 7-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: You asked, we listened! This meeting will no longer be held at Flatirons Elementary School in Boulder, and has been moved to a location in Nederland. A specific location has not yet been identified. Please watch for more updates next week. 
WHY: Project leadership will present an update on the progress, solutions to the geotechnical challenges, and an outline of the schedule moving forward. Members of the team will be available to answer questions, and speakers will include Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshana Lew, Colorado Department of Transportation Region 4 Director Heather Paddock, and Colorado State Senator Stephen Fenberg.
An additional open house will be hosted in Boulder. Please watch for more information next week. 

All meeting materials will be posted to the project website for those who cannot attend. 
We hope to see you there! 

Traffic Advisory 9.29.2019

CONTACT INFORMATION UPDATE!!!

Beginning June 14, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is implementing new public communication systems in order to best serve the Boulder and Nederland communities near the Colorado Highway 119 Boulder Roadway Improvements Project.

Text Alerts
To receive text alerts prior to full closures and other major traffic impacts on CO 119, please text CO119 to 21000.

Email

To contact the project team via email, please use CDOTCO119@gmail.com. A member of the communications team will respond as soon as possible.

Phone
Contact the project team directly at (720) 500-9912. Calls will be addressed as soon as possible.

 

Visit CDOT’s CO 119 Boulder Roadway Improvements for project details.

All of the boulders created during the 8 months of blasting will be crushed and repurposed to be used on the project next season. The new rock, called rip-rap, will be installed adjacent to the roadway and the creek to protect the highway from future flood damage and erosion.

TRAFFIC ALERT 9.11.2019

BOULDER — Colorado Highway 119 in Boulder Canyon will be closed indefinitely – at least for 24 hours –  following a massive rockfall during regular blasting for the project.

Usually a blast brings down about 400 cubic yards each time. Today’s blast sent approximately 8,000 cubic yards of rock down the side of the mountain and on to the roadway. A cubic yard is about the size of a normal washing machine.

Some of the rock is too large to be moved and additional blasts will be needed to break it up before it can be taken away.  There were no injuries as the area was clear due to regular safety protocols during blasting.

In addition to this rockfall, CDOT geotech officials have found another area of rock that was loosened in this blast that will need to be blasted out to ensure the roadway is safe for regular traffic. Crews will be working overnight through this process to clear the road as soon as possible.

Boulder Valley School District has plans in place to get school buses to the affected residences. There are local detours available and Colorado Highway 72 is the main way for people to bypass this area. RTD has also been contacted and will determine bus routes accordingly.

The blasting that was happening was NOT to mitigate rockfall. This was part of the CO 119 flood construction project. We are blasting into the mountain to move more of the road on to bedrock so it will survive during the next major flood.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 9.22.2019

Traffic Advisory 9.12.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 9.8.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 9.1.2019

Traffic Advisory 8.25.2019

Traffic Advisory 8.19.2019

Traffic Advisory 7.29.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 7.14.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 7.8.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 6.17.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 6.10.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 5.26.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 5.20.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 5.12.2019

 

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY Week of 5.5.19

 

Thursday, May 9 – CU Boulder Graduation

No construction activities that cause closures on the highway are planned on Thursday. The only closure motorist should plan for is the timed traffic signal at MP 39. Construction activities work will begin again on Friday.

 

 

CO 119 Boulder Roadway Improvements

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 4.28.2019

Work is weather dependent and subject to change. Please plan additional time to travel through the construction zones, or to use the alternate route, CO 72 to Lefthand Canyon Drive.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 4.21.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY 4.14.2019

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY UPDATE 3.29.2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY UPDATE 3.29.2019

The 2-hour closures of the highway are scheduled for the week of April 15, 2019.

Please contact the project team with questions at CO119@PublicInfoTeam.com 720.465.6898.

FOR CURRENT INFORMATION SUBSCRIBE TO THE CDOT EMAIL LIST AT CO119@PublicInfoTeam.com

The CO 119 Reconstruction & Boulder Trail Project Telephone Town Hall is scheduled for this Thursday, March 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. To participate in the town hall, please call 877-229-8493 and enter code 122034#.

 

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the project contractor, Zak Dirt, will be sharing additional information about reconstruction along Boulder Canyon Drive, including upcoming projects schedules and traffic impacts. Your participation is valued, and we look forward to answering your questions.

Traffic Delays will begin Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22 to install temporary traffic lights and perform soil testing in Boulder Canyon. More information can be found here.Project Hotline:  (720) 465-6898

Project Email:  CO119@PublicInfoTeam.com

CDOT has rescheduled their Telephone Town Hall to March 21, 2019 at 6:30PM. Click here for full details.