More operational improvements are coming to the I-70 Mountain Corridor with the upcoming groundbreaking of the westbound Mountain Express Lane. This project will create a wider shoulder that, during peak period travel, will operate as a third lane. Like the eastbound Mountain Express Lane (which Goi70.com discussed in a blog post earlier this year), the westbound lane will be tolled and dynamically priced to keep traffic moving. Once completed, it will stretch from just east of mile marker 242 in Idaho Springs to mile marker 231, just west of the US-40 turn off. You can learn more about it by clicking here.
Construction of the project is slated to begin in July, and we know I-70 travelers have questions regarding the timeline and potential impacts. We are happy to report the following:
The goal of organizing information for all of these projects is to minimize public inconvenience and help people better plan their travels through the I-70 Mountain Corridor. Once project communication pathways are more clearly developed and fully integrated, we will link all informational resources, and share all project updates as they come, and as they impact you. In the meantime, continue to check our weekly Travel Forecast and CoTrip.org to know before you go.
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