The Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Transit and Rail is conducting the Advanced Guideway System (AGS) Feasibility Study. The study is an 18-month, $1.35 million study to determine the feasibility of a high-speed transit system in Colorado’s I-70 Mountain Corridor. TYPSA|AZTEC and Jacobs Engineering are the lead consultants for the project that will evaluate alignment, technology and funding/financing for the 120-mile corridor from C-470 in Jefferson County to Eagle County Airport. This study is a critical next step identified in the Record of Decision for the I-70 Mountain Corridor Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.
CDOT has put together an AGS Project Leadership Team (PLT) to assist with this Feasibility Study. PLT members include Jefferson, Clear Creek, Summit and Eagle Counties, the I70 Coalition, RTD, Club 20, DRCOG, Colorado Environmental Coalition, CDOT, FHWA and others. The Draft System Performance & Operational Criteria for an Advanced Guideway System are being reviewed by the AGS PLT and the I70 Coalition Technical Committee. Team leaders continue outreach to industry to gauge interest in the project, so they can ensure responses to the RFQ they plan on issuing later this Summer.
The Weekend Travel Forecast
Although there may be minor delays westbound Friday afternoon/evening, the travel times to avoid this weekend is eastbound Sunday from Noon to 8:00 p.m., with the heaviest traffic occurring between 1:30 and 6:00 p.m. The heaviest areas of congestion tend to be the eastbound Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnel approach just east of Silverthorne, and then between Empire and Floyd Hill. Avoid these times and you will very likely enjoy a pleasant, delay-free trip in the mountains. Keep an eye on GoI70.com/mobile for the current delays and road conditions.