Lyons road repairs start in June
Contractors for the Town will begin the 2023 street improvement projects on Town-managed streets in June, weather permitting. There will be both chip seal work, as well as overlay and patching work.
Chip sealing work consists of applying asphalt to a road surface followed by a layer of one-quarter inch chips that essentially create a new layer on top of the road. Chip sealing operations are a part of the Town’s primary roadway rehabilitation plan. The process is intended to extend the lifespan of the roadway and postpone larger reconstruction efforts that would require more expensive work and longer travel restrictions.
A week after the chips are applied, crews return to the area to apply a sealant designed to help the chips adhere to the road. The road will be a bit rougher than normal for a few weeks, but the vehicles driving on the road soon crush the chips down making for a smooth ride that will help the road last a lot longer than it normally would have. To help cyclists, the Town uses a 1/4-inch chip instead of the typical 1/2-inch chip on the surface of the road. This greatly enhances rideability and helps the road smooth out quicker.
Vasquez Stage, Sandstone Park
Construction has started on the expansion of the Vasquez Stage in Sandstone Park. It is expected to be completed by the time the first Summer Concert Series begins. We will have more news for you, and photos in the coming weeks.
Broadway Improvements Update ==The Lyons Board of Trustees approved a contract for the Broadway Improvements at their May 1, meeting. The contractor has been selected. Next steps are to work with the contractor on their estimated start date; and the Town will send an update when they have that information. The bid pricing came in low enough for the project to also move forward with the frontage road paving option.
See our previous ARTICLE 4/27/23 for other Town Projects
Highway 36 between Lyons and Boulder – widening and bike paths
CDOT, together with Boulder County, will be improving and striping bike lanes along US-36 from Jay Rd in Boulder up to Apple Valley Rd in Lyons. See our previous article for more details, including dates – ARTICLE
The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing and widening efforts on Monday, May 15. Work will take place along US Highway 36 between Boulder and Lyons.
This project will improve the safety capabilities at US 36 for pedestrians and bike riders. The route between Boulder and Lyons is a commonly used bike corridor, but unfortunately a significant amount of accidents occur here. This work will seek to address that safety concern through widening corridors and road resurfacing.
Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Motorists and cyclists can expect various shoulder closures throughout the project’s duration, and right lane closures at Left Hand Canyon and Nelson Road. Night work will take place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., and feature mobile closures. Both Northbound and Southbound traffic will be affected. The project is expected to last into August.
Hygiene Road repairs
When we first reported this, the flashing sign on Hwy 36 going to Boulder said the road will be closed on May 22; it is misleading. It will actually be closed for weeks! You cannot access the road from Highway 36 (going to Boulder), but should take St. Vrain Road, if needed. == here are the details: Boulder County will begin a roadway resurfacing project on Hygiene Rd beginning, Monday, May 22. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday thru Thursday. It is anticipated to last through July, weather permitting. Learn more