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US 6 Clear Creek Canyon Resurfacing and Safety Improvements

Work this Week

Oct. 24, 2021
Motorists can expect:
  • 1-mile single lane closures with intermittent traffic holds of up to 10 minutes and up to 20-minute delays each direction, Monday through Thursday (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Friday (6 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  • Road widening between Tunnels 1 & 2

About the Project:

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. 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
    standards.

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.


Work Schedule

  • Daytime work hours are Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from
    6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Potential nighttime work could take place. Stay up to date via the
    project webpage and weekly emails.
  • Work is expected to end in Summer 2022, weather dependent, with a winter shutdown from December 2021 through February 2022.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $11 Million
  • Contractor: APC
  • Timeline: July 2021 - July 2022
  • Location: US 6 between CO 119 and CO 58 in Jefferson County (Clear Creek Canyon)

US 6 Safety Improvements Map


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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