August 22, 2018

School's In Session

Now that most schools are back in session, we are seeing lower volumes on the I-70 mountain corridor.  This weekend is an excellent time to fit in another trip to the high country before the temperatures drop.  Avoid the peak travel times outlined below to enjoy a delay-free trip!

 Weekend Travel Forecast

Other than the typical chance of afternoon thunderstorms, the mountain weather should not disappoint this weekend.

Friday Westbound:  Some slowing is possible from 1:00-6:00 p.m., especially in the Floyd Hill to Idaho Springs area.  This congestion might add 15-20 minutes to your trip.

Saturday Westbound: Expect slowing between Floyd Hill and Idaho Springs between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., resulting in approximately 20 minutes extra travel time.

Eastbound Saturday:
No volume-related delays are expected.

Eastbound Sunday:
Last year there was enough volume that CDOT metered traffic at the Eisenhower Tunnel.  There were 20-30 minute delays between 11:00 and 6:30 p.m.

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