US 6 Clear Creek Canyon Rockfall Mitigation project approaches summer shutdown

April 30, 2018 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Project to resume November 2018

JEFFERSON/CLEAR CREEK COUNTIES- Due to a historically marked increase in traffic on US 6 Clear Creek Canyon during the summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner Apex Rockfall Mitigation will implement a summer shutdown of the US 6 Clear Creek Canyon Rockfall Mitigation project to accommodate trucking and recreational traffic. The project will wrap up on Wednesday, May 2 and will resume in November 2018. 
So far, the project team has removed approximately 35,000 tons of rock, installed around 125,000 square feet of mesh and 125 mesh anchors. In November, crews will continue rock-scaling, removing scaled rock, and installing rock reinforcement, rock anchors, mesh anchors, and wire mesh.
Work on Monday, April 30 will adhere to the normally scheduled full closure from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., motorists can expect one-lane alternating traffic on both east and westbound US 6 Clear Creek Canyon from mile point 268 to 270.
This $3 million project includes rock-scaling, removal of scaled rock, installation of rock reinforcement, rock anchors, mesh anchors, and 285,000 square feet of wire mesh. This project is necessary to protect the safety of motorists and to prevent road damage or unexpected closures that could be caused by a natural rockslide. The project is scheduled to be completed by sprin 2019.
For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 970-549-0322 or email the team at [email protected] or visit the project website and sign up for updates For information on travel conditions visit, sign up for travel alerts on CDOT’s website, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at