Fuel clean up on State Highway 119 through Boulder Canyon underway

December 19, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work expected to last through January 2014 at minimum.

BOULDER COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is underway on cleanup efforts on State Highway (SH) 119 in Boulder Canyon at mile marker 34.6 after the fuel spill that occurred on Monday, December 2. Due to the large amount of fuel that spilled (approximately 4,000 gallons), cleanup efforts are expected to take several weeks and will last through at least January 2014.

Throughout the cleanup, one lane of SH 119 will be closed and motorists will be required to travel through the area via one lane of alternating traffic. Crews will be removing dirt that was contaminated during daylight hours Monday through Friday, during which time a flagger will be present to direct traffic. In the evening hours, when the 24/7 lane closure remains in place, a signal with a three minute timing cycle will be in place to direct motorists safely through the work zone. Motorists are advised to build an extra ten minutes of travel time if they are driving through the area, and are urged to drive Slow for the Cone Zone!

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