A significant path to the mountains will probably be closed throughout sunlight hours by way of a lot of subsequent week as crews carry out work to cut back the danger of rock slides on U.S. 6 by way of Clear Creek Canyon west of Golden.
A 12-mile phase of the curvy freeway between the junction of State Freeway 93 and State Freeway 58 in Golden and State Freeway 119 will totally shut from 10 a.m. to five p.m. Monday by way of Wednesday and once more from 6 a.m. to five p.m. Thursday, in accordance with the Colorado Division of Transportation.
CDOT recommends that motorists use Interstate 70 as an alternate route. For these making an attempt to entry Black Hawk and Central Metropolis, they need to achieve this through the Central Metropolis Parkway simply east of Idaho Springs or by touring east on U.S. 6 after which north on State Freeway 119.
CDOT is spending $three million to stop pure rock slides by strengthening the rock partitions above the freeway. The work will embody rock-scaling, removing of scaled rock, and the set up of rock reinforcements, rock anchors, mesh anchors and 160,000 sq. ft of wire mesh. The mission follows related work finished within the spring, when crews eliminated about 35,000 tons of rock and put in round 125,000 sq. ft of wire mesh.
A large rock slide in 2005 closed U.S. 6 within the canyon for months.