City crews will make emergency pothole repairs throughout the city beginning Monday, August 8, to address the impact of recent rain on pothole conditions on major roads. Work is expected to last at least a week, with crews working on two roads simultaneously.
During this time, travelers should expect delays. The work is expected to take at least a week with working hours from 9 am to 3 pm. During this time, rolling work zones will be implemented with roads where three or more lanes are reduced to one lane for worker safety. Traffic impacts and specific locations will be posted on Cone Zones at boulderconezones.net.
While the city crew normally organizes pothole repairs on a regular schedule during the morning hours, the number of potholes needing repairs has exceeded the typical capacity. So far this year, the city has received 591 requests, while a total of 550 will be accepted in 2021, with recent rains worsening the pothole situation.
“We appreciate the patience of community members as we make these improvements,” said Transportation Maintenance Manager Scott Schlecht. “Focusing our efforts in this way will allow our bodies to overcome the number of potholes more quickly.”
Learn more about the City of Boulder’s transportation maintenance program at bouldercolorado.gov/services/transportation-maintenance.