Nighttime closures of Clear Creek Canyon begin Monday

Travel Advisory

February 11, 2021 - Central/Eastern Colorado

JEFFERSON/CLEAR CREEK COUNTIES – Beginning next week, the Colorado Department of Transportation is closing U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon to overnight traffic for tunnel repairs. Work will continue through mid-March, weather permitting.

Closure schedule/Other Information:

U.S. 6 is scheduled to be CLOSED from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., as follows:

  • February 15 to 18 (Monday through Thursday nights) between U.S. 40 junction (east of Interstate 70 interchange) and CO 119. Detour to Black Hawk/Central City is U.S. 6 between Golden and CO 119

  • February 21-February 24; February 28-March 3; March 7-10 (All Sunday through Wednesday nights) between CO 58 in Golden and the CO 119 junction. Detour is I-70 west to Exit 244 (U.S. 6/bottom of Floyd Hill) and east on U.S. 6 to CO 119

  • The work is expected to take approximately four weeks; adverse weather could impact the schedule

  • Clear Creek Canyon will be open during the day, evenings and weekends   

  • Traffic impacts are expected to be minimal since work is taking place at night

  • For the latest information on road conditions and closures, please check:

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!

About 'CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.