Overnight closures of US 6 Loveland Pass planned in September

September 4, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado

Clear Creek and Summit COUNTIES —Adding rumble strip grooves to the center-line of US 6 Loveland Pass between I-70 and Keystone will require a week of overnight closures. This work is scheduled to take place overnight Monday, Sept. 9, through Thursday, Sept. 12, and Monday, Sept. 16 (if necessary). The highway will be closed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.

During these overnight closures, traffic will be directed to use I-70. All commercial vehicles transporting hazardous materials or oversized loads will queue at the check station outside the portals of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial tunnels and be released at the top of each hour. Oversized vehicles that exceed the height and/or width of the tunnels will need to use a different route.

US 6 Loveland Pass will be open during the daytime hours, but drivers should plan for travel delays up to 20 minutes as traffic is reduced to alternating single-lane travel through the work zone.This $4.6 million project to improve and resurface Loveland Pass began in June as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation's Whole System-Whole Safetyinitiative to provide functional accessibility to all travelers using state and US highways. Work is expected to be complete in October.


During daytime work hours, cyclists traveling through the work zone traveling uphill will be stopped and shuttled through the work zone to ensure their safety. Cyclists traveling downhill will proceed with traffic through the work zone.


For additional information about this project, call the project information line at (970) 406-2871, email the team at [email protected], or visit the project website and sign up for updates at i70mtn.codot.gov. For information on travel conditions visit COTrip.org, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter.



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!



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 behaviors, 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 the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.



CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located 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. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.