Boulder County will be adding chip seal to 13 miles of County roads over the next three weeks. Chip seal preserves the road surface and greatly extends the life of the pavement allowing us to go longer between pavement overlays. We are continuing to use smaller chip than in the past, similar to last year’s project on Nelson Road. This smaller chip seems to be less disruptive to cyclists. However, the chip is pretty messy for the first week or so, so please use caution when cycling on any of the following roads over the next three weeks.
August 8 – 12
Eldora Ski Road – the ski road will have the bigger 3/8-inch chip in order to maintain traction on this mountain road)
75th Street - Jay Road to Baseline Road.
August 15 – 19
Valmont Road - 55th Street to 61st Street.
61st & 63rd Street - Valmont Road to Twin Lakes Drive
Airport Road - Highway 119 to Glenneyre Drive (Longmont City limits)
95th Street - Lookout Road to Niwot Road
August 29 – Sept 2
All roads will be “fog-coated” which is basically an oil coating on top of the loose chips. All the roads should be back to “normal” within a couple of weeks after the fog coat.