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It's springtime again and two great springtime activities are starting up. First is the reemergence of springtime weather offering increased opportunities for bicycle rides! Second is the reemergence of bikeway construction and the continuation of bikeway improvements countywide! Boulder County has five construction projects in the works for the Spring/Summer of 2006. They are listed below in the order of construction schedule. Nelson Road - US36 to 75th Street. Boulder County is in the process of constructing bikeway shoulders along Nelson Road from US36 (Foothills Highway) to 75th Street. Cyclists should expect construction activities, single-lane traffic during construction, and uneven pavement conditions along individual stretches of roadway from mid-March to mid-August. Bikeway construction will require two road closures to allow replacement of drainage culverts. These closures will occur on the following dates: March 18-19: Nelson Road is scheduled to be closed from US36 (Foothills Hwy) to 63rd Street. All cyclists (and other users) are prohibited from using road. If weather delays construction, this closure will occur on the following weekend (March 18 - March 19). March 25-26: Nelson Road is scheduled to be closed from 63rd Street to 75th Street. All cyclists (and other users) are prohibited from using road. If weather delays construction, this closure will occur on the following weekend (April 1- April 2). Valmont Road - 57th Street to 61st Street. Boulder County is continuing work on the Valmont Road crossing of South Boulder Creek. Cyclists should expect continued and changing road detours through the project until late summer 2006. James Canyon Drive - Lefthand Canyon to Jamestown town limits. Boulder County is planning to repave James Canyon Drive including an uphill bike climbing lane along a majority of the roadway. Cyclists should expect substantial delays, single-lane traffic during construction, uneven pavement and significant construction activities from mid-April to mid-July. Jay Road - 63rd Street to 75th Street. Boulder County is planning to construct bikeway shoulders along this stretch of roadway. Cyclists should expect travel delays including one-lane traffic during construction for approximately four weeks from mid-June to mid-July. SH170 (Marshal Road) - Highway 93 to Superior Town limits. Boulder County along with the Colorado Department of Transportation is planning to construct bikeway shoulders along this stretch of roadway. Cyclists should expect substantial delays, uneven pavement, and significant construction activities in the late-Summer to mid-Fall 2006.