CO 119 Boulder Canyon Improvements Project hosts follow-up town hall

November 19, 2019 - Northeastern Colorado - Project team to share updates and discuss solutions to community concerns

BOULDER — Last month, members of the Colorado Highway 119 Boulder Canyon Improvements Project met with local communities to discuss project progress and collect feedback from the public.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Zak Dirt, the contractor that has been installing permanent repairs along CO 119 since March 2019, are now sharing schedule-saving solutions and project updates as a follow up to community input. An open house will be held on Dec. 2 to explain these updates.

Town Hall Meeting
Monday, Dec. 2

6:15-8:15 p.m.

Formal presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Nederland Community Center Auditorium

750 N. Highway 72

Nederland CO, 80466

Project leadership will present a schedule for the remainder of the project, as well as blasting plans moving forward. CDOT will also update the community on coordination efforts with cell service providers, improvements to winter road maintenance and address any remaining questions. Speakers will include CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew, CDOT Region 4 Director Heather Paddock, and other CDOT Project Representatives. Colorado State Senator Stephen Fenberg will also be in attendance. The meeting presentation will be filmed and posted to the project website, along with all other meeting materials, for those who cannot attend.


Travelers can obtain information about this project and more: 

   Text alerts: Text CO119 to 21000 to receive updates about closures and project information

   Road conditions and travel information: 

   Sign up for project or travel alerts:

   See scheduled lane closures: 

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The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

    Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

    Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

    Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

    Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

    Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

    Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

    Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

    Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

    Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

    Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

    Be patient!



To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.



CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.