Weekend Travel Forecast:
The weather forecast calls for sunny skies for the coming days, so if you like bluebird ski days, this is your weekend!
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Westbound to the Mountains
Friday: Evening delays were approximately 5-14 minutes between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: In previous years, there was a peak 10-20 min delay between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Sunday: There were very minimal delays on past Sundays, but travelers are most likely to hit westbound traffic around 8:00 a.m.
Eastbound to Front Range
Saturday: Delays were very minimal (only 5 minutes) on this Saturday the previous two years.
Sunday: Your best bet is to stay in the high country for dinner, shopping or night skiing! Otherwise, plan to be well on the road by 11:00 a.m. Delays were significant on this same Sunday in previous years, and included Metering at the tunnel.
REMEMBER, CDOT has frequently metered traffic eastbound on weekend evenings which means up to 20 minute traffic stops at the tunnel. This can sometimes cause the delays to continue past the usual 6:00 p.m. timeframe. Check GoI70.com/mobile before you jump on the road to see if CDOT is metering, and what the traffic is like at that moment.