Change in Downtown Miner Street Traffic Operations being considered

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Change in Downtown Miner Street Traffic Operations being considered to support Outdoor Dining

Contact: Andrew Marsh, (303) 567-4421,

Idaho Springs, Colorado – November 20, 2020: In light of the Colorado Department of Health and Environment’s decision on Tuesday to move Clear Creek County to Level Red on the COVID-19 dial,  the City’s Economic Recovery Task Force has been considering a recommendation to City Council that Miner Street be changed to one-way traffic to accommodate outdoor dining and other retail uses in the parking spaces along the north curb line of Miner Street.  Under the Level Red restrictions that will become effective today at 5:00 p.m., indoor dining is prohibited and restaurants are limited to outdoor dining and take-out service only.

Mayor Hillman and other members of the Economic Recovery Task Force held a special meeting of the Task Force on Thursday and toured downtown Miner Street and Idahoe Mall this morning to discuss the possibilities for changing downtown traffic operations in response to the new, more restrictive COVID-19 regulations.  The Task Force will conduct its regular weekly meeting on Monday at 2:00 p.m. to further discuss these proposed changes and will make a formal recommendation.  The City Council will then consider the Task Force recommendation at its work session on Monday at 6:00 p.m.  Both the Task Force meeting and the City Council work session are available for public viewing via live stream on the City’s website at