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Traffic volume is not expected to be high this weekend, but weather will very likely play a part in I-70 travel.  Heavy snow is in the forecast Thursday to Friday morning, and there is a chance for snow Saturday night through Sunday.  Allow for extra travel time, and check your tire tread before you leave home!  

Friday WB – Traffic volume will not be heavy, but roads could be snow packed and/or icy resulting in slow travel.

Saturday WB – Last year there were 20 minute delays on this date between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m.  It will be best to avoid the 6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. timeframe.

Saturday EB- On this Saturday last year, there were eastbound delays of 30 minutes between Noon and 6:00 p.m., mostly due to bad road conditions.  Weather could also cause delays this Saturday.

Sunday EB – Congestion should not be significant this afternoon, but avoid the 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. timeframe when traffic is the most likely to occur. Check the road conditions at CoTrip.org before you jump on I-70!

*The GoI70.com Travel Forecast is based on historical data, along with an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.

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Your Weekend Travel Forecast:
Traffic volume is pretty spread out this time of year, so the extreme weekend delays due to volume are behind us until June.  No snow is in the forecast, and the temps should be warm.  Enjoy the spring skiing conditions!

Friday WB – No volume-related congestion is expected.

Saturday WB – Traffic is likely from 6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with peak delays occurring around 8:00 a.m. 

Saturday EB- Congestion is not anticipated.

Sunday EB –There were no extreme delays on this day over the last three years. Last year slowing traffic resulted in an extra 10 minutes of travel time between 2:00-6:30 p.m.  The I-70 Mountain Express Lane will open if volumes dictate, so don’t expect any major congestion-related delays.

*The GoI70.com Travel Forecast is based on historical data, along with an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.

March 8, 2017

Move It!

Traffic crashes — not volume — account for as much as 60 percent of all traffic delays on Interstate 70! A crash that takes 10 minutes to clear can delay traffic for up to an hour. If you’re in a minor crash where there are no injuries and drugs/alcohol are not involved, do the right thing and Move It!  Learn more from CDOT's Move It! video.   

Your Weekend Travel Forecast:
Spring Break is upon us and while I-70 sees lots of volume this time of year, traffic is more spread out between the week and weekend than usual.  Traffic volume has not been significant on this weekend in the past three years but to be safe, plan to avoid the peak times outlined below.  Weather shouldn’t be a travel factor this weekend.

Friday WB –In recent years there were only minimal delays due to volume between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday WB- Traffic delays are likely from 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  Last year travelers experienced an extra 15 minutes of travel time (C470 to Frisco) with peak delays occurring around 8:00 a.m.

Saturday EB- While the volume of traffic is not expected to be significant, there could be some slowing during the 2:00-5:00 p.m. timeframe. 

Sunday WB – Last year there were delays of 25 minute between 3:00-6:00 p.m. Check CDOT’s CoTrip.org or dial 511 to learn road conditions before you leave. 

*The GoI70.com Travel Forecast is based on historical data, along with an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.


 

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