US 6 in Clear Creek Canyon to Close 22 Hours for Paving and Bridge Installation

Black Hawk and Central City accessible via I-70

JEFFERSON COUNTY—From 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 through 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4, crews will close US Highway (US) 6 through Clear Creek Canyon as part of construction on the Peaks to Plains Trail project. The closure will start at the intersection of US 6 and Colorado Highway (CO) 119 on the west, and continue to the intersection of US 6, CO 58 and CO 93 on the east, in Golden.

During the closure, crews will re-align and pave a section of US 6 to accommodate a new 50-car parking lot for the Big Easy trailhead near mile point (MP) 262.5. Simultaneously, crews will install a steel bridge over Clear Creek.

The full highway closure is the safest and most efficient way to assemble and permanently place the bridges. Access to and from Black Hawk and Central City will still be available via a detour.


Motorists can use I-70 as detour eastbound and westbound. Access to and from the casinos will still be available via the detour.

Work is weather dependent. In case of inclement weather, this closure will occur the following week on Wednesday and Thursday at the same time.

"The closure allows for not only the fourth bridge installation, but also development of the Big Easy recreation area, which will include several new amenities," says Scot Grossman, planner and research coordinator for Jefferson County Open Space. "We appreciate the community's patience and look forward to completing these new additions."

The Peaks to Plains Trail will remain open during the road closure and will be accessible only through the Clear Creek County trailhead in Golden.

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