SH 119 North Clear Creek Valley Restoration Project


The North Clear Creek Valley Restoration Project is located in Gilpin County along Colorado State Highway 119, starting in the City of Black Hawk and continuing east for approximately 1.5 miles.

The goal of the North Clear Creek Project is to:

1)      Improve safety and access for tourist and local traffic in Black Hawk

2)      Improve surface water quality of North Clear Creek to be habitable for aquatic life

3)      Reduce metals toxicity to aquatic insects

4)      Restore brown trout populations south of Black Hawk

5)      Improve drinking water quality for downstream providers.


Click here for information on the SH 119 Mine Drainage Pipeline project being conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.