CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is closing the remaining 10 mile segment of the Mount Evans Highway – State Highway 5 – for the season to most vehicular traffic on Monday, September 22 for construction.
CDOT needs to build a retaining wall along the edge of the highway to improve its stability near Lincoln Lake, about 6 ½ miles up from Echo Lake, requiring a full closure of the roadway. Only authorized vehicles and hunters with a current license for that game unit will be permitted to use the highway during the closure period.
The five mile segment between Summit Lake and the summit was closed to traffic on September 2.
SH 5 is scheduled to reopen for the summer season on Friday, May 22, 2015, weather permitting.
Information regarding the opening and closing of seasonal highways in Colorado is available on the cotrip.org website or by calling 511. Updates also are offered via email and text. Please visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner. The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including General Travel Information – Seasonal Mountain Pass Closures/Openings.