Delays Expected Eastbound I-70 Over the Weekend

January 17, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Motorists Should Allow for Extra Time in Anticipation of AFC Championship Game.

Statewide – Heavy Traffic is expected along the I-70 mountain corridor Saturday January 18 and Sunday January 19. Motorists traveling eastbound on I-70 should allow for extra time. Those utilizing the I-70 mountain corridor to get to the AFC Championship game on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. should anticipate heavy traffic eastbound from Frisco through to Idaho Springs early in the day. Peak travel times are expected to be extended Saturday. For the weekend of January 11 and 12, Sunday peak traffic counts were heavy and steady from 9:00 a.m. through 8:30 p.m. Severe winter weather is not anticipated over the weekend in this area but motorists should anticipate delays due to heavy volume throughout the day.

Motorists traveling eastbound on Saturday afternoon should anticipate delays and allow for extra time as well. With Monday being a holiday for many, those traveling the corridor in both directions throughout the weekend should plan ahead and anticipate delays throughout the I-70 mountain corridor. When traveling through the mountains, motorists should be prepared for winter weather and anticipate icy and slow conditions.

Motorists travelling eastbound I-70 through the Eisenhower tunnel this weekend are encouraged to visit or call 511 for updates on current road and traffic conditions. Travelers are encouraged to utilize facilities in Silverthorne prior to reaching the Eisenhower Tunnel. After leaving Silverthorne the next available facilities are located in Georgetown. Heavy delays are expected due to traffic counts and winter weather.

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