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Less Traffic at Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels in 2010

January 3, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT COUNTY – Fewer vehicles went through the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels (EJMT) on I-70 in 2010 than in 2009, the second time traffic has declined in the last three years.

The 2010 EJMT count was 11,391,704 vehicles,  less than in 2009 by 343,658 vehicles, representing a 2.9% drop in traffic.  In 2008, traffic also was down from 2007 by nearly 225,000 vehicles.

“Our best explanation for the lower traffic numbers is carpooling,” says EJMT Tunnel Superintendent Mike Salamon.  “The park-and-ride lots, like those at the Hogback (I-70/Morrison Rd.), are very full on weekends.  It’s not scientific by any means, just an observation.  If it’s true, it’s a win-win for the environment and better for traffic congestion.  And, from what we’re hearing, business appears to be up in Summit County and some of the ski towns as well. We hope that is the case and it continues.”

2010 Monthly Traffic

 

 

 

Date

 

 

 

Eastbound

 

 

 

Westbound

 

 

Month

Total

 

Average

Daily

Total

January

533,709

518,737

1,052,446

33,950

February

460,457

474,835

935,292

33,403

March

520,375

532,951

1,053,326

33,978

April

422,635

400,192

822,827

27,428

May

395,836

401,530

797,366

25,721

June

489,710

498,408

988,118

32,937

July

625,165

599,951

1,225,116

39,520

August

552,589

536,117

1,088,706

35,120

September

468,589

466,683

935,272

31,176

October

400,348

398,213

798,561

25,760

November

373,556

387,142

760,698

25,357

December

444,380

489,596

933,976

30.128

Annual Total for 2010

11,391,704

31,210

 

2009/2010 Traffic Comparison

Month

2009

2010

Difference

 

 

 

 

 

January

1,069,155

 

1,052,446

(16,709)

February

942,316

 

935,292

(7,024)

March

1,079,123

 

1,053,326

(25,797)

April

800,818

 

822,827

22,009

May

850,766

 

797,366

(53,400)

June

998,310

 

988,118

(10,192)

July

1,225,605

 

1,225,116

(489)

August

1,164,895

 

1,088,706

(76,189)

September

986,440

 

935,272

(51,168)

October

817,704

 

798,561

(19,143)

November

828,875

 

760,698

(68,177)

December

971,355

 

933,976

(37,379)

 

 

 

 

 

YTD Total

11,735,362

 

11,391,704

(343,658)

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