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May 17, 2016

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Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032

Lower Fourmile Canyon Drive open house on flood-related reconstruction May 25

Latest set of designs available online

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder
County and its consultants will host an open house for interested members of
the public to review the latest designs for flood recovery-related permanent
reconstruction of the damaged sections of lower Fourmile Canyon Drive (Hwy 119
to Salina). All are welcome to attend.

What: Reconstruction Open
House
When: Wednesday, May 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder County Courthouse, Third Floor, 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder

Current
designs, which are at the preliminary 30 percent phase, are available on the
project website. The current
designs are the third set of complete plans produced in the 30 percent phase.
The previous “rock cut” and “zero rock cut” options are also available for
review on the website. The new set incorporates public feedback received on the
previous designs and new data obtained since the flood from additional surveys,
modeling, and from property owners residing in the two construction zones.

At
the open house, attendees will be able to visit different stations that provide
information on specific aspects of the project, such as the project timeline and
overall design process, key aspects of the roadway design, hydrological aspects
of the project, relevant environmental and regulatory standards, and structural
design aesthetics. Information on stream restoration and private property that
might be impacted by construction will also be available. Each station will be
staffed by members of the design team who will be able to answer questions.

No
formal presentations will be provided. The open house is an opportunity for the
public to learn about what has gone into the design process, how previous input
has been heard and used, and more about specific aspects of the project.

After
the meeting, the plans will be finalized by the design team. Construction is
anticipated to begin in 2017.

Meeting
materials, including the existing plans, are available on the
project website.

For
more information on the project, contact Andrew Barth, Transportation
Department communications specialist, at
abarth@bouldercounty.org or call
303-441-1032.

All current Boulder
County Transportation roadway project information, including regular
maintenance and flood-recovery activity, can be found at
www.BoCoConeZones.com.