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County road chip seal projects begin Monday
Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Transportation Department will apply chip seal to 25 miles of county roads beginning this Monday, June 11.
Starting Monday, crews will begin working on Overland Road above Jamestown and work their way down James Canyon, and then Lefthand Canyon all the way to U.S. 36 (Foothills Highway).
The chip application will be followed closely by rollers and sweepers to set the material into the road surface along with the application of a “fog-coat” to further reduce the amount of loose material. The process is expected to take less than a week for each section of road.
2012 chip seal schedule:
Week of June 11
- Overland Road
- James Canyon Drive
Week of June 18
- Lefthand Canyon Drive from James Canyon to U.S. 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 25
- North 73rd Street from Niwot Road to Clover Basin Drive
- Niwot Road from 63rd Street to the Diagonal Highway (119)
- Jay Road from U.S. 36 to 47th Street
Week of July 2
- Jay Road from 47th Street to 75th Street
- Baseline Road from 55th Street to Cherryvale Road
Schedules are subject to change due to weather and other factors and the projects will cause minor traffic delays. Visitwww.BoulderCounty.org/Transportation for updates.
Applying chip seal to county roads is a cost-effective means of extending their life and reducing potholes. Adding stone chips to pavement after it has sat for more than five years extends the pavement life considerably, allowing for more use of the original overlay. Additionally, the cost of chipping a road is a small fraction of the cost of new paving and chip sealing uses less oil and less material than paving.
“We understand the chip seal can be disruptive to cycling and can make for a rough ride for a period of time,” Boulder County Transportation Director George Gerstle said. “We’ll continue using the smaller chips, which we’ve used for the last two years with good results, and we will continue sweeping and fog-sealing the roads immediately after the chips are applied to create as smooth a surface as possible. However, there will still be impacts and cyclists should expect poorer riding conditions and use caution on these roads for a couple of weeks after the work is completed.”
Storm cleanup: City of Boulder and Western Disposal partner to provide an additional branch pick-up service
With the significant tree limb damage caused by the recent winter storm, the City of Boulder and Western Disposal are partnering to help community members dispose of downed tree branches.
Starting Monday, Oct. 31, Western Disposal will provide one extra pickup of branches that are left out for curbside compost collection.
- Branches left at the curb must be no longer than six feet and no bigger than six inches in diameter.
- Place branches and tree limbs at the curb before your regular compost collection day.
- They will be picked up once within the next two weeks (Oct. 31 to Nov. 11).
- Western will NOT be picking up branches from alleys. They must be placed curbside.
- Please keep bike lanes free of debris when placing your branches at the curb.
This service is being provided in response to the extreme conditions caused by the recent storm. Following this special pickup, residents can continue to place tree branches and leaves out on their regularly scheduled compost pickup days throughout the year. After this additional branch collection, residents must bundle their branches as normally required.
Community members may continue to bring leaves or branches to the Yard Waste Drop-off Center located at Western Disposal, 5880 Butte Mill Road. The drop-off center’s hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The drop-off center is free for city residents; there is a small charge for commercial yard wastes. For more information on the Yard Waste Drop-off site, visit www.westerndisposal.com.
Ongoing curbside compost options:
City residents may continue to compost tree branches, leaves and other yard waste throughout the year by:
- Using trash hauler-provided compost carts for as much yard waste as will fit;
- Bundling branches, using twine or other natural rope, and placing up to three bundles, each one no larger than six feet long by three feet in diameter, beside their compost carts on collection days; and
- Placing leaves or branches in fully compostable paper or starch-based bags beside compost carts on collection days.
Additionally, customers may request larger compost carts on an annual or seasonal basis; or request an additional individual pickup for an extra fee. Contact your trash hauler for more information on the curbside compost collection services available.