Utility Work Underway on State Highway 7

September 1, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Work is in anticipation of highway project scheduled to begin in January 2012.

BOULDER COUNTY — In anticipation of an upcoming Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project that will widen State Highway (SH) 7 from two lanes to four between Cherryvale Road and N. 75th Street, utilities crews have begun relocation work. Although the project is not scheduled to begin until January 2012, the local utilities companies have the on-hand resources to move the lines well in advance of the project, which will help the project start on time.

Utilities lines will be moved farther north and south of the highway during daylight hours and motorists are warned of slowing in the area. As crews work, trucks will be pulling on and off the road and intermittent delays are possible to allow equipment to safely enter and exit the highway.

Traffic Impacts: Through September 2011, motorists may encounter delays in the area of SH 7 between Cherryvale Road and N. 75th Street. Delays will be minimal and travelers are urged to watch for flaggers directing traffic through the work zone. There are no restrictions for oversize/overweight vehicles at this time.

CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone. To receive updates about road conditions in the area, visit www.coloradodot.info/ and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page.