I-70 News

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The weather forecast calls for mountain snow through November 7, so plan for winter driving if you head to the mountains this weekend.   Good tires and slow speeds will be a must to keep traffic flowing! Get winter ready by preparing for mountain driving conditions, and understanding the Traction & Chain Laws!

Weekend Travel Forecast

Friday WB:  No congestion-related delays are anticipated. Snow will begin this evening.

Saturday WB:  Although no congestion-related delays are anticipated, expect heavy snow and winter driving conditions. Check CoTrip.org to learn about road conditions before you travel. 

Saturday EB:  No congestion-related delays are anticipated.  Allow for extra time as snow is in the forecast through this afternoon.

Sunday EB:  No congestion-related delays are anticipated but heavy snow will move back to the area this evening.  

*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.

It is hard to believe that the 2018-2019 ski season has begun, but Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Areas opened this week.  The weather forecast calls for party cloudy skies with temps in the 50s so it should be a great weekend for both skiing and I-70 travel!

Weekend Travel Forecast

Friday WB:  No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Saturday WB:  No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Saturday EB: No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB: There might be some slow traffic Sunday afternoon but it should result in any real delays. 

*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.

 

Proposition 110, a proposed sales tax increase to fund transportation statewide, would fund 107 priority projects, dedicate additional money to every town and county in the state, and also fund non-highway projects like bus service and bike/pedestrian facilities. The campaign website www.LetsGoColorado.com lists some of the projects that would be completed in your area if Prop 110 passes.

Floyd Hill is one of the projects on the Prop 110 project list.  As part of the proposed project, westbound I-70 would be widened from two lanes to three at Floyd Hill to accommodate more westbound travelers. I-70 would be reconfigured with simplified curves, bridges, and walls to improve line of sight and improve driver safety. The new westbound I-70 alignment would be placed in a tunnel at the bottom of Floyd Hill to reduce weather impact and improve driver safety. During construction, the westbound alignment can be built adjacent to existing traffic lanes – limiting impacts for the traveling public.  Check out a video mock-up of the project:  https://vimeo.com/269032333/86711bb9c9

At this time, CDOT does not have funding to start construction on this project but it will be funded if Proposition 110 passes.  The I-70 Coalition is hopeful Colorado voters will support Proposition 110 so the Floyd Hill project, and many others on the I-70 mountain corridor, can become a reality.

 
Your Weekend Travel Forecast:
Friday WB:  No delays related to volume are anticipated.

Saturday WB:  Traffic might be a bit thick mid-day, but no significant delays are expected.

Saturday EB: No volume-related delays are anticipated.  Snow might move into the corridor Saturday night.

Sunday EB: Weather, rather than volume, is likely to play a role in travel this day.  There is a 60% chance of snow between Summit County and Evergreen, so be prepared for winter driving.

Have a great 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.


 

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