September 4, 2018

September Weekend Travel Forecast

The coming weeks are some of the best times to visit the Colorado Mountains.  The weather is still great, the big crowds are gone, and I-70 traffic is less of a factor.  There are still some times you want to avoid, so travel off-peak and enjoy a delay-free trip!

Friday WB – Heavy volume is possible from 2:30-6:00 p.m.  Although there were no significant delays in the last two years, this congestion might result in up to 15 minutes extra travel time.

Saturday WB – Light congestion between Floyd Hill and the Eisenhower Tunnel might develop around 11:00 a.m. and continue until around 3:00 p.m.  Delays could result in an extra 10-20 minutes travel time between C470 and Silverthorne.

Saturday EB – No congestion-related traffic is predicted.       

Sunday EB – Traffic due to volume is expected between 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. In recent years, the peak delay was 20-30 minutes during the early to mid-afternoon hours.  Stay late, skip the traffic and save with a GoI70 Peak Time Deal!

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