Linden Repaving, Phase 2

Phase 2 of the Linden repaving is beginning! We’re all enjoying driving on brand-new smooth asphalt on lower Linden, and soon upper Linden will join in the repaving. Additionally, a new, larger culvert is being installed at North Cedar Brook and Linden. Andrew Barth in Boulder County Transportation sent this message about what to expect…

From: "Barth, Andrew" <abarth@bouldercounty.org>

Subject: Two road projects starting next week in Pine Brook Hills

Hello –

I wanted to provide some information about two projects that will start next week that will impact travel. Please feel free to distribute through the community as you see fit. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks for your help. - Andrew

Linden Loop paving & North Cedar Brook culvert projects begin next week – Expect travel delays

Two major construction projects are slated to start in Pine Brook Hills the week of Aug. 8:

  • Asphalt removal and repaving on Linden Drive (The Loop) and on a short section of Pine Brook Road; and,
  • Culvert replacement and drainage improvements at the intersection of North Cedar Brook Road and Linden Drive.

Linden Loop & Pine Brook Road Paving

The paving contractor plans to begin asphalt grinding operations on Aug. 15, but mobilization will start next week. Work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,Monday through Friday. The road will be reduced to one lane and traffic control personnel will be used to move travelers around active construction zones. The road will be open in both lanes on the weekend. Access to driveways will be maintained, but there will be minor delays when operations and equipment are moving directly in front of a private access. The contractor has been asked to do their best to keep dust down. Emergency services personnel (fire and sheriff) have been informed of the work and will be granted access at all times. Work is expected to be complete by the end of September, weather permitting.

The Linden work is part of the Boulder County Transportation’s Community Use Road Rehabilitation Program. Since 2014, Boulder County has been spending approximately $1 million annual for rehabilitation of community use roads in unincorporated county subdivisions.

North Cedar Brook Road/Linden Drive Culvert Installation

A new, larger culvert and enhanced drainage system will be constructed starting Aug. 8 at the intersection of North Cedar Brook Road and Linden Drive. Work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Due to the scale of the project and the narrow construction corridor, Linden Drive and North Cedar Brook Road will be reduced to one lane throughout most of the work. A traffic signal will be used to move travelers safely around the work zone. The traffic light’s timing will be set so cyclists can safely travel uphill through the zone. The contractor has been asked to do their best to keep dust down. Emergency services personnel (fire and sheriff) will be granted access through the zone at all times. Work is expected to be complete by the end of November, weather permitting.

The culvert replacement is a permanent flood recovery-related project that will greatly enhance the carrying capacity of Two Mile Creek, which runs along Linden Drive.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Andrew Barth, Transportation Communications, at 303-441-1032 or abarth@bouldercounty.org .

Andrew Barth

Communications

Boulder County Transportation

303-441-1032

www.BoulderCounty.org/Roads

Linden Repaving

As you may have noticed, the project to repave Linden has begun!!

For those of you who have not kept up with the ongoing subdivision paving discussions in the PB Press, at HOA meetings, online and in the press, Linden repaving is 100% funded by the County and should be completed this month for a projected cost of $1.3M. The project includes lower Linden as well as the upper Linden loop.

Linden is designated a “Community Use Road” by the County and the commissioners have for the last 2 years continued to make a matching contribution for these roads as proposed with the implementation of the LID, which was subsequently cancelled. They have not indicated how long they may continue to do so but this year the funds have been approved and allocated to the repaving of Linden. The annual match was to be just under $1M but based on a request by George Gerstle, Director of Transportation, the commissioners agreed to allocate the additional (approx) $350,000 balance necessary to enable the project to be finished all at once this year.

In my discussions with George Gerstle, he indicated that the repaving contractor has been asked to start the driving lanes as close as possible to the side such that where possible additional paving can be added to the uphill side of the road to provide more space for walkers, joggers, runners and cyclists. This was done on the section of Linden repaved after the floods with FEMA funding. There are however some sections of Linden where there will be minimal space to do this but wherever possible some additional pavement will be added.

As was the case when the FEMA repaving and water main replacement were done, you will need to allow for delays of 5-10 minutes on average with some longer delays possible. The contractor is the same one used for the water main replacement on Linden and they did a pretty good job of keeping traffic moving during that project.

None the less, to avoid frustration, please allow an extra 5-10 minutes for your trips up and down Linden for the rest of this month. Once complete, the drive up and down Linden should be much more pleasant and safe, not to mention that all Pine Brook Hills property values stand to benefit from this significant infrastructure improvement.

Peter King-Smith
Chairman - Roads Committee

Summer 2015 Roads Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the PBH HOA's Summer 2015 Roads Survey! You can find the results here.

Road Maintenance Request

Boulder County performs minor maintenance like pothole filling on our roads. Our Pine Brook Hills Roads Committee takes road maintenance requests from residents and passes them along to the Boulder County Road Maintenance Division. If you would like to make a request for maintenance, please fill out this form.

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