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Gold Run Road & Salina Flood Recovery Project

Gold Run Road - Gold Creek - Salina Flood Recovery and Restoration Project


    • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday
  • Residential cycling excepted
    • Must carry valid identification proving residency
  • Map of restricted roads
  • Boulder County Sheriff’s Office enforcing restrictions
    • Violators could be subject to citation by law enforcement
  • Restrictions in place due to safety concerns stemming from extremely high volume of flood recovery-related construction activity throughout the canyon.

This is the home of the Gold Run Road (Salina) and Gold Creek Flood Recovery Project. Work will start in September 2017 and will last until October 2018. All work is weather dependent. Project plans

Boulder County and SEMA Construction hosted a community meeting on Sept. 14 to talk about the permanent flood recovery work in Salina on Gold Run Road and in Gold Creek, which will start Monday, Sept. 18. At the meeting, attendees asked to see the current tree removal plans:

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Work Hours & Travel Information

    • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday
    • All locations uphill from the Salina Firehouse and below Summerville
      • Feb. 12 to Feb. 16
      • Feb. 26 to March 2
      • March 12 to March 16
      • March 26 to March 30
    • Climb bus will only operate in Fourmile Canyon during
      • Eastbound – Gold Hill to Boulder – 6:35 a.m. run that starts at Switzerland Trail
      • Westbound – Boulder to Gold Hill – 7:50 a.m. run that starts on 14th Street in Boulder
      • Westbound – Boulder to Gold Hill – 5:30 p.m. run that starts at 29th Street Mall in Boulder
      • All other runs will stay on Sunshine Canyon Drive between Boulder and Gold Hill
        • Flag down the bus in a safe place for passenger loading
  • Normal Work Hours
    • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday
    • No work on major holidays
    • Delays of up-to 15-minutes in both directions during working hours

Anticipated Project Phasing:

The contractor (SEMA) plans to start with survey work and equipment mobilization on Sept. 18, 2017. Soon after, SEMA will begin stream recovery operations in the upper reaches of the project area and will proceed downhill. Within a few weeks of starting the stream work, SEMA’s road crew will begin operations where stream work has started and follow the stream work downhill.

Stream work must be complete by Dec. 21, 2017 per funding source agreements.

Specific information on roadwork will be posted here as it becomes available.

Travel Impacts:

Travel plans are currently being finalized, but the contractor believes most of the work can be completed without the need to fully close the road. Gold Run Road will be reduced to a single lane in multiple locations at various times during the project. Flaggers will be used to move people safely around active construction zones. If a lane closure is required overnight, temporary traffic signals will be placed in the roadway.

More information on travel impacts will be posted here as it becomes available.

Project Information:

  • Andrew Barth – Communications – 303-441-1032 or email

Photos of Flood Damages

Gold Run Road Flood damages from September 2013

Gold Run Road flood damages from September 2013

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