Chip-sealing…the Right Way

31 Aug 10

I’m happy to say former-mayor and current county comissioner, Will Toor, dropped by the blog to check out our discussion on chip-sealing. Naturally, he said I’m the most gifted writer he’s ever encountered…but he also wanted to clarify one important point: Boulder County in fact chip-sealed Nelson and Olde Stage Roads, but the Colorado Department of Transportation was responsible for Highway 36. That said, the resurfacing on Nelson and Olde Stage was a different aggregate and process, which left it much more cycling-friendly. Toor wanted us to know the county is in discussions with CDOT to make sure all future projects on our bike thoroughfares trend towards the better surface.

Toor is a long-time Boulderite and bike-advocate. He also holds a PhD in physics from the University of Chicago. Fancy! He’s a great guy and has been in the Boulder trenches for three decades, flying the flag for everything from the EcoPass program to our current chip-sealing efforts.

Thanks, Will!

12 Comments

  • Any word on CDOT re-doing 36?

    Jesse   September 2, 2010, 6:40 pm

  • Any word on CDOT re-doing 36?

    Jesse   September 2, 2010, 6:40 pm

  • Any word on CDOT re-doing 36?

    Jesse   September 2, 2010, 6:40 pm

  • hey jesse, no word on that…i’ll def let you know if i hear anything. my guess, though: highly unlikely…damn! rob

    rob   September 4, 2010, 6:29 am

  • hey jesse, no word on that…i’ll def let you know if i hear anything. my guess, though: highly unlikely…damn! rob

    rob   September 4, 2010, 6:29 am

  • hey jesse, no word on that…i’ll def let you know if i hear anything. my guess, though: highly unlikely…damn! rob

    rob   September 4, 2010, 6:29 am

  • any details as to what is the right or wrong way beyond “a different aggregate and process”?

    Catrine   November 10, 2010, 4:13 pm

  • any details as to what is the right or wrong way beyond “a different aggregate and process”?

    Catrine   November 10, 2010, 4:13 pm

  • any details as to what is the right or wrong way beyond “a different aggregate and process”?

    Catrine   November 10, 2010, 4:13 pm

  • hi catrine…

    the “right” way sounds like using a smaller aggregate, with the “fog seal” over it. this is what boulder county did, instead of the state (hwy 36). in the future, the county will try to coordinate with the state when the state’s resealing roads within the county…that’s as much as i know!

    i’ll let you know anything else i find out…

    rob

    Rob Coppolillo   November 11, 2010, 4:55 pm

  • hi catrine…

    the “right” way sounds like using a smaller aggregate, with the “fog seal” over it. this is what boulder county did, instead of the state (hwy 36). in the future, the county will try to coordinate with the state when the state’s resealing roads within the county…that’s as much as i know!

    i’ll let you know anything else i find out…

    rob

    Rob Coppolillo   November 11, 2010, 4:55 pm

  • hi catrine…

    the “right” way sounds like using a smaller aggregate, with the “fog seal” over it. this is what boulder county did, instead of the state (hwy 36). in the future, the county will try to coordinate with the state when the state’s resealing roads within the county…that’s as much as i know!

    i’ll let you know anything else i find out…

    rob

    Rob Coppolillo   November 11, 2010, 4:55 pm

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