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.