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CDOT has announced that speed harmonization will be in place this Sunday, 1/22/12, beginning between 11:00 a.m and noon, through mid to late afternoon. Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will “pace” cars at 45-55 mph based on road conditions from Silverthorne to the bottom or Floyd Hill. If you have experienced Speed Harmonization, what did you think? We’d love to hear your comments via the Comment section below.
Congratulations Randall M., our first winner of the “Treats for Tweets” promotion. His prize is a one day Copper Mountain lift ticket. Big thanks to Copper Mountain Resort! The next drawing is in two weeks. Tweet your I70 traffic or travel observation to @goi70 and be entered to win lift tickets and other prizes.
Weekend Travel Forecast:
Snow is expected this weekend with the heaviest snow falling Saturday evening. Winter driving conditions have a big effect on traffic, so be prepared for potentially longer delays, and for the possibility that traffic might last later into the evening than usual. Keep an eye on current conditions via GoI70.com/mobile.
Westbound to the Mountains
On this weekend in previous years, Saturday delays started to build soon after 6:30 a.m., peaked around 8:00 and didn’t drop of until after 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning WB traffic generally tends to be a bit lighter than Saturday, but with the potential big powder day on Sunday, congestion might be heavier than usual and follow the Saturday WB pattern.
Eastbound to Front Range
Previous Saturdays, cars started convening on I70 around 2:30 p.m., congestion peaked at 5:00 and dropped dramatically after 6:00 p.m. Previous Sundays, I70 traffic started earlier at 1:30 p.m., traffic peaked earlier at 4:30 and dropped off soon after 6:00 pm.
Enjoy the snow! Please let us hear from you this weekend with a message to @goi70 via Twitter!