Boulder County Roads and Transportation Issues for Gold Hill, Colorado

Posted on: July 9th, 2009

Road maintenance for Gold Hill has historically been provided by Boulder County.  Originally the county accepted responsibility for Boulder County Road 52, a.k.a. Main Street, and the side streets were maintained as a courtesy.  At this point, it is unconfirmed that the county has accepted responsibility for side street maintenance on a low priority level.  Consideration when parking on the street to allow maximum clearance for the right of way is greatly appreciated.  Keep in mind that during some of our heavier storms of last year, it took the county three days to get back and plow the side streets once they had plowed Main Street.  Since the county is not required to plow the side streets, it is in our best interest to accommodate them wherever we can.  If you have a drive way, please use it, especially during the winter.  If your car is parked on the side street, the county may avoid plowing the street to minimize possible damage to your property.

The speed limit on Sunshine and Four Mile Canyons is an engineering design based on road surface and percentage of slope.  Driving at or about the speed limit, which is in  many places 25 mph,  helps minimize washboarding and lessens maintenance requirements.