Be An Overnighter Not a Daytripper
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The Weekend Travel Forecast:
Snow is in the forecast for Friday along the I-70 corridor. Travel outside the peak times outlined below to avoid I-70 traffic!
Friday WB – Traffic will likely be heavy from 4:00-8:00 p.m., but in recent years it only added about 10 minutes to the trip. Be prepared for snow and slower travel.
Saturday WB – Expect heavy traffic from 6:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Last year drivers experienced one hour of extra travel time between C470 and Frisco. The worst of the traffic will occur right around 8:00 a.m. Check the road conditions at www.CoTrip.org before you hit the road.
Saturday EB- Traffic should be expected between 3:00 and 6:30 pm. Plan to leave after 7:00 pm to avoid traffic volume.
Sunday WB – Traffic is possible between 6:30-9:30 a.m., with the peak of the traffic occurring at 8:00 a.m.
Sunday EB – The X Games in Aspen end Sunday which means higher-than-normal eastbound volume. Plan for moderate to heavy traffic to develop around 11:30 a.m., reach its peak between 4:00-5:00, and taper off soon after 8:00 pm. Last year, traffic resulted in an additional 45 minutes of travel time between Frisco and C470 but volumes might be higher this year.
*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.