May 24, 2018

Memorial Weekend & I-70 Travel

Summers are too short to spend time in I-70 traffic and is here to help!  Every Thursday, posts a travel forecast specific to the coming weekend.  We consider the weather forecast, large events taking place on the corridor, and pour over lots of historic traffic data to give you a good idea of the best times to travel. Follow GoI70 on Facebook and Twitter to always be in the know.

This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and although traffic delays should not be significant, traveling at off-peak traffic times is your best bet.  The weather is forecasted to be sunny and warm, with a chance of thunderstorms Monday afternoon.

Friday WB – Expect traffic to be thick between 4:00-6:00 pm as folks head up to the mountains for the long weekend. Last year travelers experienced very minimal delays.

Saturday WB – There will likely be some slowing mid-day.  Last year there were 20 minute delays between 11:00 am-2:00 pm.

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

Sunday EB – There might be some heavy volume in the afternoon, but delays should not be at all significant. 

Monday EB – Expect heavy volume heading back to the Front Range between 12:30 and 3:30.  The delays were minimal last Memorial Day. 

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

*The Travel Forecast is based on historical data, along with an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.