Annual chip sealing of county roads starts Monday

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Avoid contruction areas on work days, if possible 
Boulder County’s Transportation Maintenance Division will begin annual chip seal work on 18-miles of county roadways on Monday, June 16. The work is expected to last two weeks. 

Chip sealing work consists of applying asphalt to a road surface followed by a layer of one-quarter inch chips that essentially create a new layer on top of the road. A week after the chips are applied, crews return to the area to apply a sealant designed to help the chips adhere to the road. This work is followed by roadway striping operations.

Boulder County Transportation encourages motorists and cyclists to avoid unnecessary travel on the following roads on days that the chip sealing operations are taking place as there may be travel delays:
  • North 79th Street from Niwot Road to SH 52 – Monday, June 16 chip application & Tuesday, June 24 sealant
  • Niwot Road from SH 119 to North 95th Street – Monday, June 16 chip application & Tuesday, June 24 sealant
  • North 75th Street from SH 66 to Woodland Road – Tuesday, June 17 chip application & Tuesday, June 24 sealant
  • North 83rd Street from Woodland Road to North County Line Road – Tuesday, June 17 chip application & Wednesday, June 25 sealant
  • North 87th Street from SH 66 to Woodland Road – Wednesday, June 18 chip application & Wednesday, June 25 sealant
  • North 95th Street from SH 66 to Yellowstone Road – Wednesday, June 18 chip application & Wednesday, June 25 sealant
  • Woodland Road from north 75th Street to north 95th Street – Thursday, June 19 chip application & Thursday, June 26 sealant
  • North 115th Street from SH 66 to Yellowstone Road – Thursday, June 19 chip application & Thursday, June 26 sealant
  • Vermillion Road from SH 287 to end of pavement – Thursday, June 19 chip application & Thursday, June 26 sealant
Chip sealing operations are part of the county’s primary network roadway rehabilitation plan. The process is intended to extend the lifespan of the roadway and postpone larger reconstruction efforts that would require more expensive work and longer travel restrictions. Primary network county roads are typically chip sealed every six to eight years. 

While Boulder County Transportation Maintenance strives to complete all projects on-time, work is weather dependent and there may be delays due to rain or other unfavorable working conditions. 

For more information on the work, contact Andrew Barth, Transportation Department communications specialist, at 303-441-1032. 




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