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Count on lots of company when traveling I-70 this Independence Holiday, but if you Change Your Peak Drive you should be able to skip the traffic. The weather is expected to be beautiful with temperatures in the low 80s. Traffic is hard to predict for Thursday, July 2 but definitely expect heavy volumes starting Friday, July 3 and continuing through Sunday.  Details below.

Friday, July 3 - Westbound delays will likely begin by 10:00 a.m. and end as late as 10:00 p.m.  Delays could add as much as 90 minutes to your westbound drive between 2:00 and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 4 - There will be a fair bit of westbound volume from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with peak delays of around 50 minutes.  Eastbound traffic due to volume is not anticipated.

Sunday, July 5 - Expect significant traffic eastbound with a peak delay of approximately 1 hour!  To play it safe, avoid the 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. timeframe when traveling eastbound.  The worst of the traffic will occur between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Be sure to check CDOT’s mobile app or CoTrip.org for the current traffic conditions. On Saturday and Sunday, stick around the mountains later in the day to avoid the jam and take advantage of GoI70’s Peak Time Deals.

Have a fantastic Independence Day!

*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.

June 22, 2015

Change Your Peak Time!

Don’t forget to Change Your Peak Time this weekend, as congestion is likely.  Need an incentive to avoid the I-70 rush? Check out the GoI70.com Peak Time Deals!

Your Weekend Travel Forecast:
Friday WB – Traffic congestion might occur between Floyd Hill and Idaho Springs between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Last year on this weekend the delay peaked with 30 minute delays, but rainy weather might have been a factor.

Saturday WB – Last weekend there were delays of approximate 30 minutes between 10:30 am and 3:30 p.m. in the Floyd Hill to Idaho Springs area.

Saturday EB- No delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB – Be prepared for traffic between Noon and 6:30 p.m.  The last two years on this weekend, the heaviest traffic occurred between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. with the peak delay being 30 minutes.

Have fun out there!

*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.

June 18, 2015

Frisco BBQ Challenge

Don’t miss the 22nd Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco that runs June 19-20.  There is fun for all with music, games for the kids, mountain-town atmosphere, and of course great barbecue!  Details at http://www.townoffrisco.com/play/colorado-bbq-challenge/general-info/

Weekend Travel Forecast:
The weather forecast calls for warm, dry weather all weekend!   If you can plan around the timeframes outlined below, you should have a delay-free trip to and from the mountains this weekend!

Friday WB – Light traffic is possible from 3:00-6:00 p.m. 

Saturday WB – Light traffic is possible from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Last year there were only 13 minute delays during this timeframe.

Saturday EB – Traffic volume should not cause any delays.

Sunday EB – Expect congestion to begin around Noon, steadily increase until 3:00 p.m. and then end around 8:00 p.m.  Last year the delays peaked at 3:00 p.m. with over an hour extra travel time from Vail to Golden.  Instead of battling traffic, take advantage of a discounted activity, meal or hotel room with one of our GoI70 Peak Time Deals! 

*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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