Brainard Lake Road

Construction Updates

Brainard Road is CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC (cars, bikes, and hikers), 7 days a week, 24 hours a day through June 28, 2018. Only emergency service providers will be allowed through. There are no alternative roads to the Brainard Lake Recreational Area.

Project Description

Boulder County and the Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD), in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, and Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests, propose to improve 2.5 miles of Brainard Lake Road. Improvements would include two, 11-foot travel lanes with a 4-foot paved shoulder on the uphill (onboard) side to accommodate cyclists, and a 1-foot wide paved shoulder on the downhill (outboard) side; increasing select horizontal curve radii to improve sight distance, drainage improvements, and upgraded signage and striping.

CFLHD intends to construct this project with the CO FTFS 112(2) Brainard Lake Bridge project to leverage economies of scale and maximize the efficiencies of resources.

Key Project Dates

Advertise: Summer 2017
Construction: Fall 2017 – Summer 2018

Project Photos

Existing Road

Existing Road.

Map showing general vicinity of project
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Project Details
Project # CO FLAP 102(1)
Project Name Brainard Lake Road
Location Boulder County
FLMA Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forest
Status Under Construction

Contact Information

Project Manager: James Herlyck
Phone: 720-963-3698
Email: James.Herlyck@dot.gov

Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
720-963-3500