Boulder Creek will be closed to all uses for rock evcavation. For more details click here.
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!
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.
To receive text alerts prior to full closures and other major traffic impacts on CO 119, please text CO119 to 21000.
To contact the project team via email, please use CDOTCO119@gmail.com. A member of the communications team will respond as soon as possible.
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.
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.
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
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.