2010 chip seal schedule:
- Nelson Road from U.S. 36 to 75th Street, Aug. 16-20
- Olde Stage Road from Lee Hill Drive to Lefthand Canyon, Aug. 23-24
- Cherryvale Road from Baseline Road to State Highway 170, Aug. 25-26
The chip seal projects will cause minor traffic delays. Schedules are subject to change due to weather and other factors. Visit www.BoulderCounty.org/Transportation for updates.
All three roads are part of popular cycling routes. “We are aware that chipping the roads makes for a less-than-pleasant cycling experience and have made some changes to our chipping product and process this year in an attempt to improve the rideability,” Transportation Director George Gerstle said. “However, there will still be impacts and cyclists should expect poor riding conditions on these roads for the next four weeks.”
Applying chip seal to county roads is a cost-effective means of extending their life. 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.