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Overnight closures of US 6 for tunnel repairs

May 31, 2019

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close US Highway 6 (US 6) between Colorado Highway 119 (CO 119) and Colorado Highway 93 (CO 93) nightly beginning Sunday, June 2 through Thursday, June 6  from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. The closures are to conduct emergency tunnel repair work as a result of recent tunnel inspections. The Federal Highway Administration mandates biennial tunnel inspections to ensure safe traveling through the tunnels.

TRAVEL IMPACTS:

US 6 will be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. June 2 through June 6. The closure schedule is weather dependent. Motorists will need to use Interstate 70 both east and westbound as an alternate route around the closures.

Access to Black Hawk and Central City is available by using the Central City Parkway (Exit 243) or by traveling east on Highway 6 (Exit 244) and then north on CO 119. 

REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be patient!

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behavior, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado's transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission: to get everyone home safely.

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ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and airports, and administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state's intermodal mobility options. 

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