US 6 through Clear Creek Canyon will close overnight Aug. 3

Travel Advisory

July 31, 2020 - Denver Metro Area - Bridge for Clear Creek Canyon Park will be set in place

GOLDEN US 6 through Clear Creek Canyon will close at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, and remain closed for about 14 hours while a bridge is set in place over Clear Creek, about one mile west of the Colorado Highway 93/58 intersection in Golden. If weather conditions Monday night aren’t conducive to doing this work it will be rescheduled for overnight Aug. 4. The bridge being placed will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists along the Peaks to Plains Trail segment Jefferson County Open Space is currently building at the gateway to Clear Creek Canyon Park.

This overnight closure will extend from the Colorado Highway 93/58 intersection to Colorado Highway 119 at the top of the canyon. Drivers will need to take I-70 to US 6 to detour around this closure.

While the highway is closed, the 163-foot-long bridge will be delivered in three sections for onsite assembly, followed by 450 and 500-ton cranes lifting the bridge into place. It will take an estimated two hours to put the bridge in place just east of Tunnel 1, and once this is done the cranes will be demobilized and the site will be cleaned up before US 6 can safely reopen for travel Tuesday morning.


US 6 Clear Creek Canyon Map

This trail construction is a Jefferson County Open Space project and part of a bigger plan to build a 65-mile trail connecting the Continental Divide at Loveland Pass to downtown Denver. Sections of the trail are open further up the canyon, and when this gateway segment is complete in spring 2021, this trail will connect to more than 80 miles of existing trails to the north, south, and east, taking trail visitors to downtown Denver and beyond.       

PROJECT INFORMATION: For additional information about this project, visit the project website at You can also reach the project team at [email protected] or 720-893-1313. For information on travel conditions visit, sign up for CDOT Alerts, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @ColoradoDOT and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at 


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for all of us, particularly for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, CDOT maintenance and construction crews  follow social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing and wearing face masks.  As traffic returns to normal levels, motorists must drive cautiously and heed the speed limit so all of us can return home safely.