Blasting on Boulder Canyon will take a pause for the Thanksgiving holiday, with the schedule adjusted throughout the rest of the week, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Full closure from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be in effect on Monday and Tuesday between mile marker 39 and 40. Motorists entering the canyon from Nederland will be stopped at 9:45 a.m. On Wednesday, from 7 a.m. to noon, crews will work inside a single lane closure. Thursday to Saturday, no work on the canyon will occur, however, the traffic signal will remain in place to maintain the work zone. Flaggers will be onsite to manually control traffic 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the weekend.
This week, rip-rap installation and paving will be ongoing at mile marker 39, and embankment work continues near mile marker 34. Guardrail installation will impact mile marker 37, and rock hauling will impact mile marker 40.
Motorists are advised that up to 40-minute delays are expected through the canyon during work hours. Additionally, speed limits are reduced to 25 miles per hour in the construction zones. The work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may change, the news release said.
Those who do not wish to plan additional time to travel through the construction zones are suggested to use an alternate route on Colo. Highway 72 or Lefthand Canyon Drive.
Construction efforts on Boulder Canyon, also known as Colo. 119, are being made in an effort to repair damage from the 2013 flood and to make the thoroughfare more resilient to future inclement weather.