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May 15, 2017

Media Contact

Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032

North 71st Street flood recovery reconstruction project starts May 18

Road closed to through traffic between Highway 52 and Lookout Road

Boulder County, Colo. - In
order to accommodate a flood recovery-related culvert installation project at
Boulder/Lefthand Ditch, Boulder County Transportation will need to fully close
71
st Street between Highway 52 and Lookout Road starting at 8 a.m.
on Thursday, May 18. The road closure will be in effect 24-hours per day, seven
days per week until Friday, June 16, weather permitting.

71st Street Residential and
Business Access During Construction

  • 71st
    Street access to Mt. Sherman, Mt. Meeker, and Glacier View roads into Gunbarrel
    Estates will be from the south off of Lookout Road
  • 71st
    Street access to Winchester Circle and the Gunbarrel Technical Center will be from
    the north off of Highway 52
  • 71st
    Street access to the multi-use Longmont-to-Boulder Trail from the south off of
    Lookout Road – Trail will remain open to bikes and pedestrians during
    construction.

The
culvert that currently carries Lefthand/Boulder Ditch under 71st
Street will be upsized to accommodate higher flows and to help mitigate roadway
overtopping during future flood events.

For more information
on this work, contact Andrew Barth at abarth@bouldercounty.org
or 303-441-1032. All current Boulder County Transportation project information
is available at
www.BoCoConeZones.com.

Culvert under 71st Street