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January 6, 2017

Resorts Reward Carpooling

Most I-70 corridor ski areas offer incentives for their guests to rideshare.  Arapahoe Basin will discount your lift ticket, Copper Mountain and Keystone will give you close-in free parking, and Breckenridge will reduce your parking fee.  Check out all the carpool parking details here.   The Dinosaur Lots at I-70 and the Morrison Exit are THE Front Range meet up spot for skier carpools.  Learn more about the Dinosaur Lots here.

Weekend Travel Forecast
The weather should be dry through Saturday and some snow is expected on Sunday.  Based on this same weekend in recent years, here is what you might expect for traffic patterns this weekend.

Friday WB – There was no traffic congestion on this day over the last three years. 

Saturday WB – As is the typical pattern, traffic will build very quickly starting at 6:00 a.m., be at its heaviest around 8:00 a.m. and will last until Noon.   Last year on this Saturday, heavy traffic caused an additional one hour of travel time.   

Sunday WB - Sunday morning WB traffic is typically lighter than Saturday morning.  There were no delays on this day last year.

Saturday EB- Traffic might build around 2:30 p.m. but delays should be minimal if they occur at all. 

Sunday EB –The past three years, this Sunday saw very minimal delays but snow is in the forecast for the area west of the Eisenhower Tunnel.  It is best to avoid the 2:00 pm-6:00 pm timeframe and check CoTrip.org or CDOT’s app before you travel.  

*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.

There will be lots of travelers on I-70 this week! Snow is in the forecast for Monday and most of that week, so check Cotrip.org before you travel. 

Saturday, Dec 31- Be prepared for moderate to heavy traffic in BOTH westbound and eastbound directions today.  Last year moderate westbound, traffic started at 2 p.m. and increased up until 9 p.m.  Last year eastbound, delays began at Noon and steadily increased until 9 p.m.

Sunday, Jan 1- This will be a big travel day.   Anticipate westbound slowing up until Noon, and eastbound delays could begin by 1:00 and continue through early evening. 

Monday, Jan 2- This could be a very big travel day, and snow is in the forecast which throws a wild card into mountain travel.  Westbound traffic is possible from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Eastbound traffic is possible from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


*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.

Happy Holidays from GoI70.com!

December 22, 2016

Holiday Travel Forecast

Two of the biggest factors in I-70 travel are weather and accidents. A low traffic volume day can result in long delays if winter weather moves in or if an accident occurs.  Snow is in the forecast off and on from Thursday evening through Monday morning, so be prepared for snowy roads and slow travel!  Check CoTrip.org BEFORE you travel!

Looking at historical data and the weather forecast, here is what you might expect in the coming days:

Thurs, Dec 22- There will be volume today (and for the next week), but delays should not be significant. Snow is expected Thursday night.

Fri, Dec 23- Expect traffic westbound in the late afternoon and into the evening.

Sat, Dec 24- Traffic could be heavy between 6:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with delays at their peak around 8:00 a.m.  Afternoon delays should not be significant, but might occur in the 2:00-5:00 p.m. timeframe.  Snow is in the forecast for Saturday night.

Christmas Day-Traffic is typically spread out on Christmas Day, but there might be some light volume westbound in the late afternoon and into the evening.  Expect snow throughout the day.

Mon, Dec 26-Westbound traffic from 6:00 a.m.-Noon is likely.  Eastbound traffic is possible from 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Tues, Dec 27- Expect heavy westbound traffic from 6:00-11:00 a.m.  Eastbound delays are likely in the 2:00-7:00 timeframe.

Happy Holidays from GoI70.com & the I-70 Coalition!

*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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