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The next area of improvement on the I-70 Mountain Corridor will be from Floyd Hill to Empire in the westbound direction.  A group of diverse stakeholders, including the I-70 Coalition, has been considering the scope of this Westbound I-70 Mountain Corridor Highway Improvement project for several months.  CDOT will host the second public meeting on July 26 to gather additional public input, discuss next steps and request additional scoping input for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) purposes for two upcoming projects: a Westbound Peak Period Shoulder Lane and Floyd Hill improvements.

When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: United Center | 1440 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452

For more information about this project, click here.  

Weekend Travel Forecast
July weekends are typically busy ones on I-70, so plan accordingly!

Friday WB – Expect heavy traffic to begin about 11:00 a.m. and last possibly as late as 9:00 p.m.  Historical data shows that delays will likely be at their peak between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., with up to 35 minutes extra travel time.

Saturday WB – Traffic will be heavy from about 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Last year the delays amounted to 30 extra minutes travel time during the peak 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. timeframe.

Saturday EB- Based on traffic data from this Saturday last year, no volume-related delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB –You will want to avoid the 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. timeframe. The heaviest traffic on this same day in past years occurred between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. with peak delays of about 20 minutes.

Learn what’s happening on I-70 before you travel by checking CoTrip.org or by dialing 511 from any phone. Plan to wait out traffic with one of GoI70.com’s Peak Time Deals!

*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.

This month's CDOT On Air broadcast will be right up your alley. This event will kick off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, on the Colorado Department of Transportation Facebook page, www.facebook.com/coloradodot. Just scroll down to the page's posts, where you'll see the broadcast.  Margaret Bowes, director of the I-70 Coalition and the GoI70.com program will join Shailen Baht, CDOT Executive Director.  They will be talking about recent and future I-70 improvements and taking your questions about top corridor priorities and the funding needed to make them reality.

Weekend Travel Forecast
Friday WB – Expect heavy traffic between 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.   Traffic could result in up to 30 minutes extra travel time, and will likely be at its peak between 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Saturday WB – Traffic is likely to be heavy from about 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Delays will likely peak between Noon and 3:00 p.m. with approximately 40 extra minutes of travel time.

Saturday EB- No delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB – Expect heavy traffic between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. with metering likely at the Eisenhower tunnel.   Last year, travelers experienced the worst of the traffic with approximately 50 minute delays during the 1:00-5:00 p.m. timeframe.  This is a good weekend to stay a Sunday night, and save

Learn what’s happening on I-70 before you travel by checking CoTrip.org.

*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.

 

July 12, 2017

Stay Sunday & $ave!

Have you considered adding a Sunday night stay to your next mountain getaway?  Sunday traffic volumes will likely be high this weekend, so it is a perfect time to extend your stay into Monday!  GoI70 Peak Time Deals lists over 25 Sunday lodging specials valid for Georgetown, the Winter Park area, Summit County and the Vail Valley. Check out all the lodging offers here

Weekend Travel Forecast
Friday WB – Expect heavy traffic between 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.   Traffic could result in up to 30 minutes extra travel time, and will likely be at its peak between 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Saturday WB – Traffic is likely to be heavy from about 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Delays will likely peak between Noon and 3:00 p.m. with approximately 40 extra minutes of travel time.

Saturday EB- No delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB – Expect heavy traffic between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. with metering likely at the Eisenhower tunnel.   Last year, travelers experienced the worst of the traffic with approximately 50 minute delays during the 1:00-5:00 p.m. timeframe.  This is a good weekend to stay a Sunday night, and save

Learn what’s happening on I-70 before you travel by checking CoTrip.org.

*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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