Larimer County to chip seal Rist Canyon Road beginning July 30

Beginning July 30, as part of our scheduled maintenance program, Larimer County Road and Bridge Department will be performing chip seal operations on CR 52E (Rist Canyon Road) from Stratton Park east to CR 27E. We expect to complete the chip seal application no later than Aug. 1 followed by a “fog seal” during the night of August 2 and 3 (weather permitting). We are working to complete this work quickly in order to minimize our impact within the High Park Fire burn/recovery area, while ensuring the roads in this area continue to be maintained as necessary.

Informational signs will be posted on affected roads detailing exact locations and time frames. Please call our chip seal project line at 970-498-5666 or visit our web page ( for more information or updated schedules.

The Chip Seal Program consists of pothole patching, crack-filling, pre-sweeping, chip seal, post-sweeping, fog sealing and re-striping as necessary. The chip seal will receive a fog seal at night between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. after the post chip seal sweeping has been completed. Traffic will be limited to one lane in these areas, expect delays of 10-15 minutes. Motorists, bike riders and pedestrians may wish to choose alternate routes until the post chip seal sweeping is completed, usually no later than 72 hours after chip application. We encourage all traffic to drive slowly through the work zones and obey the posted speed limit to prevent materials that are being applied to the road from getting on vehicles or breaking windshields.

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