CO 119 Boulder Canyon project team to provide project updates at open house Oct. 7

October 1, 2019 - Northeastern Colorado

BOULDER — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner Zak Dirt have been installing permanent repairs to the Colorado Highway 119 – Boulder Canyon corridor since March 2019. An open house will be held on Oct. 7 to inform nearby communities and property owners about recent updates to the schedule, extent of the work and travel impacts.

Open House

Monday, Oct. 7

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Formal presentation – 7 – 7:30 p.m.

Nederland Community Center 

750 North Highway 72 Nederland CO, 80466


Project leadership will present an update on the progress, solutions to the geotechnical challenges, and an outline of the schedule moving forward. Members of the team will be available to answer questions, and speakers will include Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshana Lew, Colorado Department of Transportation Region 4 Director Heather Paddock, and Colorado State Senator Stephen Fenberg.

Anyone wanting to receive text alerts about this project and the closure can text CO119 to 21000.



Travelers can obtain information about this closure and construction project by: 

· Text alerts: Text CO119 to 21000 to receive updates about this closure and project information

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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.