I-70 News

I70SignsMtn-cropped.jpg

As part of the Peak Period Shoulder Lane (PPSL) project, CDOT plans to use the existing eastbound shoulder between Hwy 40 (Empire) and east of Idaho Springs as a travel lane during highly congested times.  The shoulder will serve as a third lane that will be tolled during high traffic periods and signage will alert and direct motorists when the PPSL is in use. During off peak times, the lane would revert to a shoulder.  The project will be operational by fall 2015 and is anticipated to shave up to 30 minutes off a Sunday afternoon return to the Front Range.

Curious how it would work and what it might look like? There are some great, short videos and a series of public polls at http://i70ppsl-cdot.com/   Check it out, and weigh in with your comments!

Your Weekend Travel Forecast:
Volume should not be an issue this weekend, but weather could have some impacts.  Precipitation is expected on Saturday afternoon, with a greater chance for light snow on Sunday.

Friday WB – The weather should be mild, and no significant traffic volume is expected. 

 Saturday WB –Some traffic is possible but unlikely this time of year from 6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Saturday EB- Congestion is not expected to be an issue this afternoon and evening. 

Sunday WB – Traffic has not been significant due to volume on this Sunday in past years, but light snow is expected.  Be prepared for winter driving!

*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.

April 3, 2014

Seasonal Shift!

This time of year, we shift from congestion-related traffic on I-70 to construction-related traffic impacts.  It is worth repeating….the WB Twin Tunnel Project is underway, and before traveling you should check the scheduled traffic stops and lane closures at CDOT’s project website. For even more details, sign up to receive CDOT’s text or email alerts here

Your Weekend Travel Forecast:
Light snow is expected Saturday and Sunday and weather can always be a factor on I-70, but volume should not be an issue this weekend.


Friday WB
– The weather should be mild, and no significant traffic volume is expected. 

 Saturday WB – With snow expected and the ski conditions still fantastic, some traffic is possible from 6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with the peak delays occurring around 8:00 a.m.

Saturday EB- Congestion is not expected to be an issue this afternoon and evening. 

Sunday WB – Traffic due to volume is not expected, but light snow is.  Drive carefully!

*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.

Spring Break brings lots of great things – a reprieve from school and work, bluebird ski days, and good times with family and friends.  It also tends to spread out traffic volumes on I-70, making the drive a bit easier.  This is a great weekend to enjoy spring celebrations in the mountains such as Loveland’s New Belgium Brewery Scavenger Hunt,  Breck’s Mountain Dew Throwback Throwdown, and the Vail Film Festival.

Your Weekend Travel Forecast:

Friday WB – The weather is forecasted to be mild, and no significant traffic volume is expected. 

 Saturday WB – It should be warm and dry today.  Some traffic is possible from 6:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with the peak delays occurring, as usual, around 8:00 a.m.

Saturday EB- Congestion is not expected to be an issue this afternoon and evening. 

Sunday WB – Traffic has not been significant due to volume on this Sunday in past years but weather could be a factor with rain/snow/wind starting in the afternoon.  Stick around the mountains until after 7:00 p.m. or arrive in Clear Creek County before noon, and enjoy a Peak Time Deal!

*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.