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Chip Sealing In Boulder County

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Written by Traffic Specialist Joel Hillan

This week Boulder County is going to begin a chip sealing project which will last into the first week of July.

Chip sealing is when they lay down rocks followed closely by rollers and sweepers to set the chips. Although, if you want your windshield to survive, don’t follow too closely to the car in front of you and keep speeds lower through these areas.   It also makes the roads tough for bikes and motorcycles.

This week they will be working along the Overland Road and James Canyon Drive.

The rest of the project works out like this:

Week of June 18th

  • Lefthand Canyon Drive from James Canyon to US-36
  • North 75th Street from south of St. Vrain Road to Highway 66
  • St. Vrain Road from 75th Street to Longmont city limits west of Airport Road

Week of June 25th

  • North 73rd Street from Niwot Road to Clover Basin Drive
  • Niwot Road from 63rd Street to the Diagonal Highway
  • Jay Road from US 36 to 47th Street

Week of July 2nd

  • Jay Road from 47th Street to 75th Street
  • Baseline road from 55th Street to Cherryvale Road

Boulder County calls chip sealing a cost-effective way to extend the life of county roads and reduce potholes.

About The Blogger

- In the Traffic Blog Joel Hillan writes about highways to avoid, trouble spots throughout the city of Denver and construction issues. He is always interested in hearing about your traffic problems, so send him an email. Also, follow Joel on Twitter at @JoelHillan.

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