Mount Evans Road to Open Late-July

June 22, 2015 -

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) emergency  repair of State Highway 5, which started last fall, has resumed. This $1.2 million project will stabilize the eroding roadway above Lincoln Lake. Due to heavy spring snow fall and the need to clear the work zone of all snow, the project restarted later than planned. There are 23 working days remaining.

"We know that Mt. Evans is a much-loved destination during the summer months, which is why this project to improve and protect the roadway is so important," said Steve Harelson, CDOT West Program Engineer. "We're working closely with Clear Creek County Tourism and Forest Service, as well as local events to communicate updates on the project."

Currently, the job site is only one lane wide and is unsafe to open to the public in its current state. The stabilization project is estimated to be complete in late-July.

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