CDOT is currently in the planning phase of a project on the US 6 corridor, beginning at I-70B and ending just east of Clifton Elementary School. This section of US 6 is a congested urban corridor through the unincorporated Mesa County neighborhood of Clifton and serves as the community’s main street.  The US 6 corridor is a multimodal facility, which provides commuter access as well as access to an elementary school, the U.S. Post Office and other local businesses.

CDOT completed a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study in 2015 that examined the need for transportation improvements along the US 6 corridor through Clifton to improve:

  • mobility and reduce congestion;
  • corridor and intersection operations;
  • multimodal facilities; and
  • safety for all users

The PEL study developed and screened a reasonable range of potential improvements to improve operations and safety of the corridor for all modes of transportation-including non-motorized travel.

Following completion of the PEL, CDOT has refined and further developed potential improvements to the US 6 corridor to reduce right-of-way impacts while also improving operational performance, safety, and reduced congestion.

CDOT will be conducting an open house for the project on Thursday, October 12th to allow the public and stakeholders to participate in the project and share their opinion on the potential improvements, suggest changes, or point out issues. The open house will be held at the Clifton Community Hall located at 126 2nd Street in Clifton from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Constructive comments will all be taken into consideration toward a final design. It is important to note that the potential improvements are preliminary and not final. Public and stakeholder input will be considered as these potential improvements develop to a final stage.

For more information on the project and details on when the open house will occur, please contact:                                                                                                                                                                          Tara Bettale or Jason Longsdorf  of HDR at (303) 764-1520 or                                                                                                                                            or Rob Beck of Colorado Department of Transportation (970) 683-6351