I-70 Speed Harmonization Sunday

January 20, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT/CLEAR CREEK COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and its law enforcement partners will put Rolling Speed Harmonization into operation again along Interstate 70 on Sunday, January 22.

Sometime between 11 a.m. and noon, a single police car will begin pacing vehicles on eastbound Interstate 70, from Silverthorne to the bottom of Floyd Hill.  The police vehicle then will pace eastbound vehicles, at speeds between 45 and 55 mph, depending on road and weather conditions.  A new pace group is expected to leave Silverthorne about every five to 10 minutes, with operations continuing along the 39-mile segment through mid- to late afternoon.

Two or three law enforcement agencies will be pacing vehicles along different segments of the corridor, including the Silverthorn Police Department, the Colorado State Patrol and the Clear Creek County Sheriff.

CDOT is reminding drivers to please comply with directions from the lead police vehicle, including NOT passing the police car pacing traffic.