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Crews temporarily stop traffic in the 4400 block of Fourmile Canyon Drive earlier this month as concrete is poured to complete a drainage area in Fourmile Canyon in Boulder County (Matthew Jonas/Staff photographer)
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Boulder County Public Works crews began paving Fourmile Canyon Drive at 8 a.m. today as part of the Fourmile Canyon Reconstruction Project.

Boulder County Public Works estimates that paving will be completed by June 12, according to a release.

The first asphalt layer of the north section of Fourmile Canyon, between Logan Mill Road and Salina Junction, is being paved first. This portion is expected to take four days in total. Once this is complete, crews will begin work on the first asphalt layer of the south section, between Colo. 119 and Poorman Road, which is anticipated to take three days.

Cyclists are advised to continue to avoid riding in Fourmile Canyon due to an uneven road surface and the presence of heavy equipment and large trucks in the area.

Grading and shaping the road so that it’s ready for paving was completed Saturday and Sunday. This took longer than expected, as “the subsurface beneath the old asphalt was in worse shape than anticipated in many locations,” according to the release from Boulder County Public Works.

Paving will be completed by 4:30 p.m. every day unless the planned amount of asphalt has not yet been applied. Flaggers will be present to direct travelers safely around the work zone.

The Fourmile Canyon Reconstruction Project is a part of Boulder County’s $10.7 million flood recovery project, aimed to rebuild infrastructure following the September 2013 floods which damaged portions of Fourmile Canyon Drive.

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