I-70 News

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I-70 traffic shouldn't be part of anyone's summer plans, and GoI70.com is here to help!  Every Thursday, GoI70.com posts a travel forecast specific to the coming weekend.  We look at loads of historic traffic data, the weather forecast and what large events are occurring along the corridor and give you a good idea of the best times to travel. Follow GoI70 on Facebook and Twitter to always be in the loop.

This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and although traffic delays shouldn’t be significant, consider planning around the peak traffic times outlined below.  There is a good chance of rain on Saturday, with sunny and drier weather forecasted for Sunday and Monday.  

Friday WB – Expect traffic between 4:00-6:00 p.m. as folks head up to the mountains for the long weekend. Last year travelers experienced about 20 minutes of extra travel time.

Saturday WB – There could be slowing mid-day with approximately 10 minutes of extra travel time. 

Saturday EB- There were no eastbound delays last year on this holiday weekend.

Sunday EB – There might some slowing in the afternoon, but no significant delays are anticipated.

Monday EB – Expect some company heading back to the Front Range on this day, but delays were minimal last Memorial Day.  Stay in the mountains until after 6:00 p.m. and you should have a delay-free trip!

Enjoy the 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.

Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are alerting motorists to the dangers of parking along US 6 near Arapahoe Basin.  The last weekend in April, several vehicles were towed for parking in the highway right of way as they created a significant safety hazard to other motorists on this busy stretch of highway.  Over 150 vehicles were in violation of the no parking signs in certain locations along US 6. Although no vehicles were ticketed, CSP may be issuing parking tickets for future violators.  

 “US 6/Loveland Pass is a designated Hazmat route so for safety purposes we cannot allow vehicles to park along the highway that are impeding the right of way,” said Captain Richard Duran, Colorado State Patrol., “Our trooper in the area spent over six hours mitigating the dangerous situation several vehicles created by parking in clearly signed no parking areas” he said.  The cost of parking ticket along with a tow bill can exceed $300.00.

CDOT maintenance crews will have Portable Variable Message Signs reminding motorists not to park along US 6.

Traffic due to volume shouldn’t be an issue between now and mid-June, but stormy weather is expected on the I-70 corridor this weekend.  Our friends at OpenSnow.com are still on the job and forecasting off-and-on periods of very heavy snow for Thursday through Saturday so keep your car winter-ready.  You can still get in some great skiing this weekend at Arapahoe Basin, Loveland or Winter Park.  Enjoy the spring snow!

*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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