I-70 News

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The USA Pro Challenge will impact I-70 a bit in Silverthorne today, Stage 3, and in Vail on Friday for Stage 5.  Details at http://cotrip.org/content/usapcc/index.html . 

Plan on the typical weekend travel patterns as noted below.  GoI70.com has lots of new Peak Time Deals, giving you another reason to skip weekend traffic.  Check it out at GoI70.com/deals   

Friday Westbound:  Heavy traffic is likely to develop as early as 10:00 a.m., and might continue through the afternoon and into mid-evening.   Clear Creek Canyon (Hwy 6) is an alternate route, but might be congested as well.

Saturday Westbound: There has been heavy Saturday westbound traffic the last few weekends between Floyd Hill and Idaho Springs.  Expect congestion to begin around 10:00 a.m. and end around 4:00 p.m.  Clear Creek Canyon (Hwy 6) is an alternate route, but might be also become congested.

Eastbound Saturday:
On this weekend last year, there were no significant delays on Saturday as traffic was spread out over the day. 

Eastbound Sunday:
Congestion is likely to begin by 11:30 a.m., be significant at its peak between 3:00-4:00 and drop off around 6:00 p.m.

USA Pro Challenge next week!

Although there shouldn’t be significant I-70 impacts, learn how the USA Pro Challenge might affect travel next week, Stage by Stage, at: http://cotrip.org/content/usapcc/index.html

August 9, 2013

Travel This Weeekend


Although westbound delays weren’t significant on this weekend in past years, the construction zone near the Twin Tunnel Project is causing some Friday and Saturday westbound delays this summer.  Also, folks just can’t help slowing down to look at the tunnel widening progress which causes further delays.  Here is what you might expect for travel this weekend!

Friday Westbound:  Heavy traffic is likely to develop as early as 10:00 a.m., and might continue through the afternoon and into mid-evening.   Clear Creek Canyon (Hwy 6) is an alternate route, but might be congested as well.

Saturday Westbound: There has been heavy Saturday westbound traffic the last few weekends between Floyd Hill and Idaho Springs.  Expect congestion to develop around 10:00 a.m. and clear out around 4:00 p.m.  Clear Creek Canyon (Hwy 6) is an alternate route, but might be also become congested.

Saturday Eastbound:  Traffic is fairly spread out eastbound on Saturdays and heavy traffic has not been an issue this summer. 

Sunday Eastbound:  Expect the typical Sunday summer pattern.  This Sunday on previous weekends, the traffic started building around 11:30 a.m., peaked around 3:00 or 4:00, and the highway congestion cleared soon after 6:00 p.m.

The majority of the blasting work at the Twin Tunnel Project is behind us, although there will still be traffic stops for occasional blasts, and lane closures.  The project is expected to reach completion by late December.


 

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