Taking Advantage of Warm Weather

Lots of action at the Big Easy helping us meet our goal of opening early fall…

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Dueling breaker bars slowly cut away bedrock to make room for the new highway alignment

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Slow going, but you can see the progress

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The future highway alignment can be seen in the distance

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Pouring the caisson cap for the new bridge

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The dry concrete in this photo is the top of the caisson, drilled over 40 feet deep!

Overnight Closures of US 6 for Bridge Installation

US 6 through Clear Creek Canyon will be closed overnight March 15th & 16th

As part of construction on the Peaks to Plains Trail project, Jefferson County will be closing US 6 overnight through Clear Creek Canyon for the installation of two large, steel bridges over Clear Creek. The closures will occur on Tuesday, March 15 from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m., and again on Wednesday, March 16 from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m.

US6 closure Mar 16_4

 

Recommended Detour
The closure will occur between the intersection of US 6 and SH 119 on the west at Mile Post (MP) 260.12 and at the intersection of US 6, Hwy 58, and Hwy 93 on the east, just outside of Golden at MP 271.6. Please use I-70 as a detour and take SH 119 to exit 244 on I-70 East to US 6. The detour will add 8–10 minutes to your trip.

Bridge Installation
The bridge installation work will require a full closure of US 6 during night time hours. Crews will be assembling large portions of the 120 to 135 ft. steel bridge structures on the highway before placing them over the creek. These bridges are very heavy. They are made of Cor-Ten, also known as weathering steel, and will weigh up to 85,000 lbs. The weight of one bridge is equal to the weight of 12 limousines.

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The full closure is the only safe and efficient way to assemble the bridges, lift them and place them over the creek. Thank you for your patience.

Contact the Project Team
Email: P2PTrail@PublicInfoTeam.com
Phone: 303.569.9972