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Encouraging skiers to stay a Sunday night is one strategy that can result in a reduction of I-70 traffic during peak travel times.  Have you considered staying in the mountains on a Sunday night and leaving Monday morning for work or school?  GoI70.com features almost 50 Sunday lodging Peak Time Deals for you to choose from.  Offers range from 33% off Sunday lodging at Copper Mountain Resort to 25% off Sunday night lodging at Hotel Frisco, to a free late Sunday check-out at the Antlers in Vail.    See all the offers here

Your Weekend Travel Forecast:
The weather is predicted to be dry along the I-70 mountain corridor through Saturday but snow is possible on Sunday.

Friday WB – Some slowing due to congestion is possible 4:00-7:00 p.m. 

Saturday WB – Light to moderate traffic is likely from 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. with the peak delays occurring around 8:00 a.m. 

Saturday EB- While the volume of traffic is not expected to be significant, avoid the 1:00-5:00 p.m. timeframe just in case. 

Sunday EB –Plan to avoid the 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. time frame. 

*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.

February 21, 2017

What Will I-70 Traffic Bring?

Our friends at OpenSnow.com are calling for an active weather pattern through the end of February, and just a little bit of weather can have big impacts on Interstate 70.  Be sure to check the weather and CoTrip.org before you travel, and plan for extra travel time if snow is in the forecast.

Friday WB – There could be some slowing between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Saturday WB – Traffic will be heavy from 6:30 a.m. to about 11:00 a.m.  Last year, this congestion resulted in 30 minutes extra travel time from C470 to Silverthorne.

Saturday EB- Slower travel speeds could be encountered from about 2:00 pm.-6:00 p.m.

Sunday WB – Traffic is unlikely, unless weather or accident-related.

Sunday EB – Moderate to heavy traffic is likely between Noon and 7:00 p.m.  Avoid the rush and take advantage of a GoI70.com 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.

February 16, 2017

Plan Your I-70 Trip

With just a little planning, I-70 traffic should be avoidable this holiday weekend!  Here are some valuable travel tips:

  • Travel at off peak times!  Learn the best and worst times to travel before you hit the road at www.GoI70.com/travel   Quick Tip:  On a three day holiday weekend, Sunday is usually the best day to travel I-70.
  • Look before you drive!  Check the real time road info at www.cotrip.org before you jump on I-70.
  • Stay later into the day and take advantage of a great deal on dining, shopping and activities.  Click www.GoI70.com/deals to see all of your options!  

Weekend Travel Forecast
The weather should be dry most of the weekend with the possibility of heavy snow late Sunday.

Friday WB – Slow traffic could be encountered from 4:30-7:45 p.m. 

Saturday WB - Moderate to heavy traffic is likely from 6:15 - 11:00 a.m. with the slowest travel occurring around 8:00 a.m. 

Saturday EB- Expect some slowing from 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Sunday WB – There were no delays on this day the past three years, but light volume is still possible between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Sunday EB –Last year, there were delays from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Snow is in the forecast for late Sunday.

Monday WB – No congestion-related delays are expected but be prepared for winter driving.

Monday EB – Expect heavy traffic on this day! Last year there were delays from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and resulted in 45 minutes of extra travel time between Frisco and C470.  Your best bet is to enjoy the mountains later into the day and head home after 7:00 p.m.

Happy President’s Day holiday weekend!!

*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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