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TRAFFIC ALERT: U.S.6 Closure Monday Night U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon wil…

2020-08-02 19:15:00

TRAFFIC ALERT: U.S.6 Closure Monday Night

U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon will close at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug.3, and remain closed until about 8 a.m. Tuesday while a bridge is set in place over Clear Creek about 1 mile west of the Colorado Highway 93/58 intersection in Golden. U.S. 6 will be closed from this intersection to Colorado Highway 119 at the top of the canyon and drivers will need to take I-70 to US 6 to detour around this closure.

Please share this information with anyone who might need to know about it.

While the highway is closed, a 163-foot-long bridge that will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists on the gateway segment of the Clear Creek Canyon Park trail will be delivered in three sections for onsite assembly. The 450 and 500-ton cranes it will take to lift the bridge will also be erected during this closure. 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 cleaned up before US 6 can safely reopen for travel Tuesday morning.

If weather conditions Monday night aren’t conducive to doing this work it will be rescheduled for Tuesday night.

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.

For additional information about this project, visit the project website at

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