Subdivision Historical Project Information

Issue Summary

The problem: There are more than 150 miles of paved roads in more than 100 subdivisions in unincorporated Boulder County, serving approximately 10,600 properties. Many of these subdivision roads are in poor condition because they are more than 15 years old and have never been resurfaced or repaved. The subdivision pavement quality road map shows the condition of every paved county subdivision road.

As a result of the deteriorating condition of many of these roads, the county is receiving an increasing number of requests to pave/repair these roads. The Board of County Commissioners has asked the Transportation Department to pursue a conversation with subdivision residents and property owners to identify ways to fund the necessary improvements and to develop different approaches to paying for the reconstruction of the deteriorating subdivision paved roads in a timely, cost-effective, affordable, efficient and fair manner.

If you have only a short amount of time, and would like more information, please review this short presentation that provides relevant background information.

  • Questions and Answers Regarding Paving of County Subdivision Paved Roads
  • Letter to Subdivision Residents
  • Map of Subdivision Pavement Quality - If you wish to see how your subdivision paved roads are rated please look for your subdivision on this map.  You will likely need to increase the size of the map to see the road you are interested in.  To do so, in the tool bar you will see a "+" button.  Press on this button to increase the size of the map and then scroll to the area of interest.
  • Subdivision Road Paving Work Group Invitation 

Project Information

An initial working group of representatives from Subdivision Homeowners' Associations and other interested subdivision residents was convened in 2009 to provide advice to the Transportation Department on how best to address the problem of deteriorating subdivision roads. Upon the recommendation of the work group, the commissioners sponsored an "advisory ballot" in 2009 of all potentially affected property owners to gauge support for the creation of a local improvement district to help fund a program to rehabilitate paved roads in unincorporated Boulder County subdivisions.

In addition to convening a work group of interested citizens to review available information and provide suggestions on how to address this problem, reading many emails, presenting and receiving comments from many homeowner and neighborhood associations, the Transportation Department has sent a postcard to every owner of property in an unincorporated Boulder County subdivision with paved roads as a means to provide feedback to the county on this issue, and to fill out a survey to gauge the opinion and perception of the problem and their thoughts on how best to proceed. Over 2,000 property owners responded to the survey, over 1,800 completed all questions and nearly 1,000 provided additional comments. To review the results of the survey, please go to Subdivision Survey Results.

In 2012, based on continued feedback from subdivision residents, the Board of County Commissioners committed to finding a solution in 2013 to begin work on subdivision roads in 2014. A working group of subdivision residents was convened from April to July of 2013 and their input was used to craft language for either a Public Improvement District or a Local Improvement District.

2013 Subdivision Paving Working Group

  • View 2013 SPWG Notes & Presentations

September 20, 2012 - Public Hearing

August 16, 2012 Board of County Commissioners' Study Session

February 11th, 2010 - Presentation and Summary of Concerns:

January 26th, 2010 - Presentation:

  • Presentation for Subdivision Paving Work Group Informational Meeting

December 9th, 2009 - Final Meeting:

November 10th, 2009 - Third Meeting:

October 8th, 2009 - Second Meeting:

September 10th, 2009 - First Meeting:

2009 Advisory Ballot

Presentation of ballot results - Aug. 26, 2010

Read the proposal for a local improvement district.

County Commissioners' Correspondence


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