Presidents Day Weekend to bring heavy traffic to I-70

Feb 18, 2022 -- Posted by : goi70

The fresh snow from Wednesday’s storm will make ski conditions ideal but travel conditions less so as we approach another holiday weekend. More people will be heading to the mountains to hit the slopes over Presidents Day weekend – historically, the one of the busiest ski weekends of the year. 


“Presidents Day weekend was the seventh-busiest of 2021 as measured by vehicles passing through the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels (152,999) and was the third-busiest of the ski season behind New Years weekend and Martin Luther King Day weekend,” according to The Denver Post

Approximately 12.6 million total drivers traveled through the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel in 2021, marking an 11 percent increase compared to the 11.3 million travelers in 2020. In January 2022, roughly 1.1 million motorists traveled through, compared to 863,388 last year.

To combat the inevitable traffic congestion on the holiday weekend, take advantage of one of the many transit options available on the corridor. Whether you are looking for a way to get to and from the high country, or getting around once you get to the mountains, there are many options at your fingertips at Like every week, you can see this weekend’s travel forecast posted at to help you avoid high volume travel times. Travel safe and make the most of your time! 


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