Clear Creek Canyon opens for good Friday |

Clear Creek Canyon opens for good Friday

U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon opened Friday at 10 a.m., concluding the weekday closures that began in early May, according to a statement from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The department has been closing the highway from Sunday evening to Friday morning for the last two months to allow for the installation of fiber optics, intended to improve cellphone coverage and other services in the area, according to the statement.

The project, a public-private partnership, allows CDOT to access the $2.6-million fiber line and associated equipment for variable message signs, which provide real-time information on road conditions and drive times, closed-circuit traffic cameras and call boxes which provide communication for dispatch centers in the event of accidents or other emergencies.

– Daily News staff report

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