Nov 13, 2023, 5:00 PM
A leading cause of crashes and closures on the I-70 mountain corridor during winter is vehicles with poor traction. While it's critical to make sure your tires have adequate traction and tread depth, if your tires don't meet the requirements of Colorado’s Passenger Traction Law, the AutoSock is a great option that does comply with that law. The AutoSock is an easy-to-use cover designed to help vehicles get traction on snow and ice. Learn more!
Nov 2, 2023, 5:03 PM
Beginning Sunday, Nov. 5, when daylight savings ends, the sun’s angle in combination with inclining hills along I-70 at Floyd Hill can create a blinding sun glare for drivers traveling on eastbound I-70 in the early morning hours. The glare occurs annually during the fall and winter months, usually November through February, and can occur as far east as Genesee beginning around sunrise. Because of this, it is sometimes necessary to close eastbound I-70 in the early morning hours to ensure driver safety.
Oct 9, 2023, 9:40 AM
Don’t wait for the first flakes to fall to get your vehicle ready for winter driving. From adequate tires to the right supplies, drive the I-70 mountain corridor in confidence with a well-prepared vehicle.
Sep 8, 2023, 9:50 AM
Hey there, trailblazers! Elevate your outdoor adventures to superhero status. Thanks to the Summit County Open Space and Trails Department and the Summit Stage’s Transit to Trails program, you can access trails without the headache of navigating driving and parking. Read on to learn more!
Aug 24, 2023, 8:46 AM
As Labor Day weekend approaches, we want to remind motorists of the best ways to beat congestion on the I-70 mountain corridor.
Aug 22, 2023, 5:40 PM
As part of “The Mountain Rules” truck driver education series, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently released three new videos aimed at educating and preparing truck drivers — especially those from out of state — for the unique challenges they face on Colorado’s mountain highways.
Aug 10, 2023, 2:00 PM
Governor Polis signed the new "Move Over Law" into effect earlier this year, marking a substantial shift in safeguarding drivers on Colorado roads. Unlike its predecessor, which solely required drivers to yield to emergency vehicles, tow trucks, and public utility service vehicles, the revised law mandates that drivers move over a lane for any stationary vehicle on a highway displaying its hazard lights.
Jul 25, 2023, 4:10 PM
The East Section of the I-70 Floyd Hill Project is in full swing! Since the Project began July 6, crews have completed pavement repairs on I-70, finished their first traffic shift on eastbound I-70 and established the workzone by setting up signage and temporary concrete barrier. Crews will begin rock scaling operations in late-July prior to beginning rock blasting activities, which are scheduled to begin in mid-August. Rock scaling and blasting will take place adjacent to the eastbound lanes of I-70 between the US 6 interchange and Hyland Drive (Mile Point 247). About 20 feet of material will be removed alongside the outside lane to widen eastbound I-70 for an extended on-ramp from US 6 to the top of Floyd Hill.
Jul 18, 2023, 2:09 AM
Did you know you can access amazing trails in Colorado’s High Country completely car-free?
Jun 30, 2023, 6:58 PM
On July 6, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor partner, Kraemer North America, will begin construction on the I-70 Floyd Hill Project, which will improve mobility and increase safety along an eight-mile stretch of the I-70 Mountain Corridor from west of Evergreen to eastern Idaho Springs.
Jun 28, 2023, 7:10 PM
Pegasus, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s express shuttle that provides people with another option to travel along the I-70 mountain corridor, recently celebrated its first year of service.
Jun 27, 2023, 7:39 PM
Many improvements are coming to the I-70 mountain corridor between Vail and Golden. New striping and asphalt, wildlife safety projects and upgrades to the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels will provide benefits to all road users, but motorists can expect traffic impacts and should plan accordingly.
Jun 27, 2023, 6:51 PM
Summer is officially upon us and that means hiking, rafting, cycling and more in the mountains. It’s the perfect time to try out TreadShare for carpooling to your next recreational outing.
Jun 19, 2023, 3:01 PM
Beginning Wednesday, June 21, 2023 the Colorado Transportation Investment Office (the government-owned business within CDOT that oversees Colorado’s Express Lanes) will begin enforcing safety laws on the I-70 Mountain Express Lanes. The program encourages safe driving on CTIO’s network of Express Lanes by using sophisticated roadside technology to enforce Express Lane rules. Violators identified by this technology will be issued a civil penalty via mail based on the registered address of the vehicle’s license plate. Learn more!
May 25, 2023, 5:05 PM
Buckle up, fellow travelers! You can easily get from Denver to some of the nation’s most scenic mountain towns using regional transit, like Bustang, Pegasus and Snowstang. But what do you do once you arrive?
May 24, 2023, 2:22 AM
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and also represents the beginning of summer travel. Nationwide, more than 42.3 million Americans are expected to travel this weekend between Thursday, May 25, and Monday, May 29, according to AAA. That’s an increase of 7% compared to 2022. For the I-70 Mountain Corridor, that means a lot of vehicles on the roadway. In May 2022, more than 227,000 vehicles traveled through the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel each weekend.
Apr 20, 2023, 4:57 PM
The I-70 Mountain Express Lanes (MEXL) are a temporary congestion relief solution for 13-miles of the I-70 mountain corridor between Idaho Springs and Empire in Clear Creek County. These lanes are operational only during peak travel times, and they are a part of Colorado's Express Lane system managed by the Colorado Transportation Investment Office (CTIO).
Apr 19, 2023, 8:22 PM
Nearly one year ago, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched Pegasus, the state’s first express shuttle service. As Pegasus approaches its first anniversary, the service is experiencing steady ridership growth and service expansion. More than 12,000 passengers have used Pegasus since May 2022, and based on this growth, CDOT has increased the number of service days and added vans to their fleet to serve people commuting between Denver and Avon.
Mar 21, 2023, 8:10 PM
Major improvements are coming to the I-70 mountain corridor as construction on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) I-70 Floyd Hill Project is set to begin in early summer 2023.
Mar 15, 2023, 3:19 AM
The Colorado Department of Transportation released $600,000 worth of grant funding to Colorado communities to help reduce congestion and carbon emissions. The I-70 Coalition is one of 12 grant recipients and will receive $49,000 to expand access to website and video resources for Spanish speaking audiences in addition to creating new educational resources in English.
Feb 22, 2023, 2:35 AM
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) are asking the traveling public to follow the speed limit on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon and drive for the conditions, especially as winter weather continues through the coming weeks and months. Following a series of crashes that have caused extended closures of the interstate, CDOT and CSP are urging all drivers to redouble efforts to follow best safety practices. Driving too fast for conditions has contributed or caused all of the crash closures in the Canyon so far in 2023.
Jan 27, 2023, 3:18 AM
Driving through Colorado in the winter looks vastly different than road tripping in the summer. When snow and ice hit Colorado roads, driving conditions can get dangerous quickly and adequate tires are crucial for safe travel.
Dec 7, 2022, 4:15 PM
In 2021, Coloradans were given another choice in how to travel around the state when TreadShare – Colorado’s carpool app – launched. Since then, TreadShare has facilitated more than 200 rides, which helped travelers save money on gas and reduced carbon emissions. TreadShare recently updated the app and launched new features, making it easier than ever to create a carpool.
Nov 17, 2022, 5:23 PM
Bustang to Broncos expanded west along I-70 as part of a pilot program for four regular-season Broncos games, including the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 20. Pick up is at the Vail Transportation Center, Frisco Transfer Center, or Idaho Springs Bus Shelter, located at 13th and Idaho St., with drop off at Empower Field at Mile High.
Nov 8, 2022, 4:01 PM
Gov. Polis, U.S. Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper, U.S. Rep. Neguse, the I-70 Coalition, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Director Shoshana Lew and Clear Creek County Commissioner Randy Wheelock, broke ground Thursday, Oct. 20, on the I-70 Floyd Hill project.
Oct 27, 2022, 2:25 AM
The I-70 Coalition partnered with the Colorado Tourism Office’s Do Colorado Right campaign to promote smart I-70 travel through informational videos with Colorado native and pro race car driver, Sabre Cook
Oct 4, 2022, 9:57 PM
Fall colors are in full effect in the Colorado mountains, but so is traffic congestion along I-70 as Front Rangers flock to the high country for leaf peeping season. As motorists plan their trip, using transit options, like Bustang or Pegasus, or carpooling via the TreadShare app, takes vehicles off the road and allows for a more enjoyable ride. For those who drive, using the GoI70 travel forecast can help plan the least congested travel times on the I-70 mountain corridor.
Sep 22, 2022, 1:12 PM
In winter 2021/2022, four Colorado ski areas opted to partner with the Colorado Department of Transportation on their ski bus service, Snowstang. This service allows riders to avoid winter driving and provides the ability to relax instead of dealing with traffic. Through this partnership, Snowstang limited greenhouse gas emissions, took vehicles off I-70 and took stress off overwhelmed resort parking lots allowing more customers to hit the slopes.
Sep 9, 2022, 4:05 PM
Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced the Colorado Department of Transportation and Clear Creek County are the recipients of a $100,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation INFRA grants program. Funding will go toward improving the I-70 Mountain Corridor. The INFRA (Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight & Highway Projects) program awards grants for multimodal freight and highway projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people in and across rural and urban areas.
Aug 11, 2022, 2:33 PM
As the Colorado Department of Transportation continues to meet transit needs along the Interstate 70 mountain corridor through services including Bustang, Outrider, Snowstang and the newly launched Pegasus shuttle, data commissioned by the I-70 Coalition shows satisfied transit passengers and repeat riders. Over 90% of riders on both Bustang and Snowstang responded positively about safety, customer service and the overall experience.
Jul 27, 2022, 2:31 PM
Prior to the kickoff of summer concerts, the Dillon Amphitheater committed to sharing information about alternative transportation options since it draws statewide to its unique music venue.
Jul 6, 2022, 9:36 PM
After nearly a year of testing and toll equipment installations, the Westbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane will begin tolling Thursday, July 7, 2022. Similar to the Eastbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane that opened in 2015, this 12-mile-long managed lane features traffic management systems to improve mobility and provide westbound I-70 drivers with a reliable, time-saving option during peak travel periods.
Jun 19, 2022, 7:44 PM
The communities along I-70 have many summer events planned from beer and wine festivals to concerts and sporting events, there’s a little bit of everything this summer!
Jun 1, 2022, 6:27 PM
People now have another option for travel along the Interstate 70 mountain corridor with the introduction of Pegasus, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s new express shuttle that travels between Denver Union Station and Avon, with stops in between. Fares are as low as $10 one-way. Learn more!
May 2, 2022, 8:19 AM
Summer in the mountains brings fresh air, blooming flowers and on I-70 – an active construction season.
Apr 1, 2022, 12:07 AM
In January 2022, we announced that the I-70 Coalition and the GoI70 campaign are recipients of a $60,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Office of Innovative Mobility.
Mar 15, 2022, 9:48 PM
Did you know that March 12-19 is Colorado Tire Check Week? The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with tire partners across the state for the inaugural Colorado Tire Check Week to provide courtesy tire checks for Coloradans.
Feb 18, 2022, 3:34 AM
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.
Jan 24, 2022, 1:45 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is making incremental investments in the I-70 mountain corridor through three projects located at Vail Pass to not only improve safety, but also the overall driving experience.
Jan 12, 2022, 8:38 PM
We’re excited to announce that the I-70 Coalition is the recipient of a $60,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Office of Innovative Mobility. The CDOT grant was available to transportation management organizations based in Colorado who deliver programs focused on reducing driving trips, single occupancy vehicles and greenhouse gas emissions
Dec 8, 2021, 1:25 PM
It's been a long journey, but we have some new transportation options on I-70! Help us celebrate I-70's long-awaited carpool apps by DOWNLOADING them and TRYING them out!
Nov 25, 2021, 6:34 PM
After many years of hard work from a variety of stakeholders, TreadShare is live on the I-70 Mountain Corridor. We hope you download and try this app out!
Nov 15, 2021, 5:34 PM
Infrastructure bill with massive investments in transportation, utilities, and broadband, passed and signed. Check out what the spending priorities are!
Oct 26, 2021, 4:42 PM
The highest paved state highway in Colorado closes for the season (a little earlier than usual).
Oct 4, 2021, 5:34 PM
COtrip.org's new features and mobile app will improve the way Coloradans navigate our state. Learn more here!
Sep 15, 2021, 6:27 PM
Senate Bill 260 will raise $5.4 billion for Colorado's transportation system over the next 10 years, including major investments in electric vehicles AND the I-70 Mountain Corridor!
Sep 1, 2021, 10:30 AM
From September 1 through May 31, all vehicles on the I-70 Mountain Corridor must be in compliance or they will be subject to ticketing.
Aug 15, 2021, 8:40 PM
I-70 through Glenwood Canyon continues to be obstructed by mudslides, though CDOT has a plan to minimize impacts and move forward as quickly as possible.
Jul 30, 2021, 9:28 PM
Construction on the long-awaited Mountain Express Lane is over! Tolls are waived for now, and the public is encouraged to actively use it as much as possible!
Jul 10, 2021, 1:15 PM
Due to last year's Grizzly Creek Fire, mudslides are unavoidable. Here is what you need to know about traveling I-70 through Glenwood Canyon
Jun 24, 2021, 5:20 PM
In a summer where record-breaking tourism numbers are expected, mountain towns are greeting travelers with messaging aimed to educate on proper outdoor etiquette and how to minimize impacts
May 27, 2021, 9:28 AM
This weekend marks the unofficial start of Colorado's Summer Traffic Season. While delays aren't expected to be significant, it is still worthwhile to travel at off-peak times and know before you go.
May 17, 2021, 12:02 PM
This Summer will see lots of improvements on I-70. Thankfully with this planning guide, travelers should be able to work around most major impacts.
Apr 23, 2021, 10:30 AM
Colorado Public Interest Research Group and its partners hosted a pretty cool roundtable last week in preparation of a colossal transportation bill which will be introduced to the State Legislature in the coming weeks. In advocacy of this bill, they are asking the public to share their 'transportation stories.' Check out this blog and their survey!
Apr 3, 2021, 12:40 PM
Check out this post for more info how this HISTORIC spending package will modernize America's transportation ecosystem
Mar 16, 2021, 9:00 AM
Colorado experienced a storm of a special caliber this past weekend!
Feb 26, 2021, 4:30 PM
Vail Pass is getting a new Rest Area and CDOT would love to hear your comments!
Feb 10, 2021, 7:45 AM
This survey will help inform the future Floyd Hill project which will ultimately improve one of the most congested stretches of I-70. Complete the survey to be entered for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!
Jan 17, 2021, 1:00 AM
While there has only been a slight bump in ski community COVID-19 cases following holiday travel - none have been linked to ski resorts.
Dec 31, 2020, 11:32 AM
In 2020 we saw lots of progress towards the achievement of I-70's long-term plan. Here are some of the biggest highlights!
Dec 10, 2020, 11:57 AM
Snowsports in Colorado's backcountry usually comes with a slew of parking challenges. To avoid heafty consequences, make sure you understand the laws before leaving your car behind!
Nov 17, 2020, 9:59 PM
Due to accelerating COVID-19 conditions, Summit County will be deploying a new degree of restrictions on Friday, 11/20. Check out this article to learn more.
Oct 22, 2020, 8:30 AM
Participants who qualify and complete the survey could be entered for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!
Oct 9, 2020, 1:08 PM
Read this post for some of the best I-70 news we've shared all year. WB TOLL LANE OPEN FOR FREE
Sep 28, 2020, 10:08 AM
The West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes project is nearing the completion of a planning process that started back in 2017. Public input through 10/21 is needed! With the completion of these planning steps and the grant money awarded to CDOT earlier this Summer, the Vail Pass Aux Lanes move closer to becoming a reality.
Sep 12, 2020, 7:40 PM
Summer is over! From September 1 through May 31, all vehicles on the I-70 Mountain Corridor must be in compliance or they will be subject to ticketing.
Aug 29, 2020, 6:05 AM
This post will provide updates and information about Colorado's August heat wave, air quality impacts, wildfire status, and implications for I-70 through Glenwood Canyon
Aug 14, 2020, 8:45 AM
We will update this post with more information as the situation continues to develop. As of now, the fire which began the afternoon of Monday 8/10, has spread to over 29,000 acres.
Jul 31, 2020, 1:10 PM
Throughout this Summer, CDOT has concentrated communications and enforcement efforts on trying to curb impaired driving and encourage a higher degree of seat belt use.
Jul 16, 2020, 3:07 AM
Through the end of July, the Front Range Passenger Rail project team is seeking the public's feedback through an online platform. Check it out!
Jul 1, 2020, 6:34 PM
Receiving this funding is a major victory for Colorado, as this project has long been an essential part of I-70's long term plan.
Jun 2, 2020, 4:50 PM
Welcome back to the mountains! Please come bearing open wallets and facemasks. It will take some time before everything feels normal, and we do urge CAUTION and SAFETY, but we are hopeful and excited.
May 16, 2020, 12:04 AM
Check out this quarterly update for info on upcoming corridor projects, funding, COVID-19 impacts, and our Traffic Demand Management program.
May 1, 2020, 11:19 PM
We all miss Colorado's mountains; but for the love of its people, it's not yet time to visit them
Apr 15, 2020, 1:28 AM
From empty highways, declining emissions, and thriving brown bears - COVID-19 has caused an enormous degree of mobility related impacts.
Mar 11, 2020, 6:31 PM
A year removed, we look back at March 2019's historic avalanche activity, and the rare series of events that precipitated it.
Feb 21, 2020, 7:20 PM
Ever find yourself in an I-70 fender bender? Move to the shoulder - it's the law and it's more important than you may think!
Jan 23, 2020, 12:20 AM
Snowstang has surprised and impressed stakeholders in lots of different ways. Learn more and take a ride on the 'Stang to help support the sustainability of this great program!
Dec 6, 2019, 3:36 PM
Following last weekend's rockfall, mitigation efforts are required on I-70 to prevent further disturbances. Delays can be avoided by traveling outside of 'work periods.' This article shares the work and delay schedule for the next couple weeks. If anything changes we will update accordingly.
Nov 8, 2019, 1:30 PM
Colorado's new traction law can be confusing. This should help clarify some things.
Oct 8, 2019, 4:42 PM
Snowstang's funding partners deserve an enormous THANK YOU from all of us this winter. Read this article to learn more about the new I-70 bus service and to find out how you can help support this program and make it a success! #Snowstang
Aug 29, 2019, 10:50 PM
With high traffic volumes and dynamic weather, the unpredictable can always happen. Be prepared and minimize potential travel-related impacts this holiday weekend.
Aug 13, 2019, 6:05 PM
This quick survey is a big opportunity to make your voice heard!
Aug 2, 2019, 11:00 PM
Learning about construction's impact on travel times is an important part of 'know before you go' - stay informed by checking out this post!
Jun 20, 2019, 3:28 PM
You will see construction on I-70 this summer. Learn more!
Jun 7, 2019, 11:17 PM
Check out key findings from our recently published I-70 User Study
May 21, 2019, 2:00 PM
Get ready for the unofficial start of Summer. For best travel results - read this before heading out of town this weekend.
May 3, 2019, 11:10 PM
Subscribing can end up saving you time and stress while out on Colorado's roadways.
Apr 19, 2019, 8:00 PM
CDOT establishes new Office of Innovative Mobility
Apr 5, 2019, 2:54 PM
Read on and find out more about how the I-70 Mountain Express Lane is a first, and successful step towards easing the pain of I-70 travel.
Mar 18, 2019, 7:30 AM
This month has been a wild one. Read on to learn why...
Mar 1, 2019, 10:40 AM
Learn more about this amazing project and consider getting involved!
Feb 14, 2019, 8:46 PM
Check out these tips and tricks to avoid traffic this weekend!
Feb 1, 2019, 2:15 PM
This is a call to action. We need you to carpool! Encourage your friends and colleagues, and please share this post!
Jan 3, 2019, 10:51 PM
A long-term plan for addressing congestion through the I-70 mountain corridor was issued by the Federal Highways Administration and the Colorado Department of Transportation in 2011 that includes three main components: non-infrastructure improvements ...
Dec 6, 2018, 10:44 PM
As Colorado’s mountains get blanketed with snow, advocates with the I-70 Coalition and CoPIRG Foundation launched a new campaign called #BaldTiresSuck ...
A leading cause of crashes and closures on the I-70 mountain…
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Don’t wait for the first flakes to fall to get your vehicle…
Hey there, trailblazers! Elevate your outdoor adventures to…