Roads and Maintenance

Heavy rains force road closures in Fourmile burn area; 1 structure damaged

July 13th, 2011

From the Boulder Daily Camera

By Mitchell Byars, Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 07/13/2011 07:41:02 PM MDT


Water and debris runoff have forced several road closures in the Fourmile Fire burn area, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

Fourmile Canyon Road is closed from Ingram Gulch to Logan Mill Road, Gold Run Road is closed at Dixon Road and Lee Hill Drive is closed at Lefthand Canyon.

Cmdr. Rick Brough with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office also said that a house or structure in the 1500 block of Gold Run Road was damaged by the flooding. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Calls advising residents of the flooding were sent out to 304 houses at 6:22 p.m.

Scanner traffic has also indicated that a four-foot surge in Boulder Creek is expected to pass through Eben G. Fine Park.

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Lickskillet Road

November 2nd, 2009

Please heed the caution tape and/or orange cones at the top or bottom of Lickskillet Road.  They are there to make you aware of a problem or condition that exists somewhere on the road and to try and keep you safe.  Often times there is an unforseen problem in the middle of this mile long monster!  When you’re in a slide and there is a pile of cars in the road before you, there is no where to go.  What looks safe at the top or the bottom may belie the truth of it’s middle.


Boulder County Roads and Transportation Issues for Gold Hill, Colorado

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.