US 6 Clear Creek Canyon Resurfacing and Safety Improvements

Project Complete!

Beginning in late July, The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner, APC Construction, will begin work on the US 6 Clear Creek Canyon Resurfacing and Safety Improvements project.

Work will occur on US 6 between Colorado Highway (CO) 119 and the junction of CO 58 and 93 in Clear Creek Canyon. The project will take place for 11.37 miles along US 6 from mile point (MP) 260.23 to MP 271.60.

Project Benefits:

This project will greatly improve the safety and driving conditions on this 11.37-mile stretch of US 6 by:

  • Resurfacing the entire project zone to address the severe deterioration of the pavement, leading to a smoother and safer driving experience.
  • Minor widening of the shoulders for added safety.
  • Removing and replacing all guardrail within the project limits.
  • Cleaning culverts, removing loose rocks, and installing new signage and striping to meet current

Work this Week & Lane Closures
US 6 Clear County Resurfacing

Project Facts

  • Cost: $11 Million
  • Contractor: APC
  • Timeline: July 2021 - June 2023*
    *The project was supposed to be complete in April 2023 but is delayed due to weather and unforeseen constraints in the canyon.
  • Location: US 6 between CO 119 and CO 58 (MP 260.23 - 271.60) in Jefferson County (Clear Creek Canyon)

US 6 Safety Improvements Map

Work Schedule

  • Daytime work hours are Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Work is expected to end in June 2023, weather dependent

Traffic Impacts

Starting in late July, motorists should expect:

  • Alternating daytime single lane closures and shoulder closures for up to one mile along US 6 between CO 119 and CO 58/93.
  • East and westbound traffic will alternate through the work zone with up to 10-minute traffic holds each direction. Motorists should plan for extra travel time.
  • Grooved and rough pavement in sections of the project until paving operations are complete.
  • No shoulder parking throughout the work zone at any time.

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