Public invited to learn about the Westbound I-70 Mountain Corridor Concept Development Process and provide input

March 10, 2017 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation is starting the Westbound Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor Improvements Concept Development Process to help identify improvements that could be considered as CDOT transitions into the Tier 2 National Environmental Policy Act process.

CDOT and Clear Creek County recognize the need for westbound improvements and have begun a planning process for the top of Floyd Hill to Empire Junction.

Colorado added 91,726 people in 2016, topping more than 5.5 million residents. This substantial growth has made it more important than ever to make improvements on westbound I-70. Westbound congestion starts at the base of Floyd Hill on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. This has a big impact on the local economy, tourism and the number of crashes due to congestion. Local access also becomes nearly impossible during westbound gridlock time periods on I-70.  

CDOT invites the community to attend the public meeting so the project team can hear and understand community perspectives and needs around critical issues and context of the corridor, including: environmental, historical, economic, recreational, aesthetic, etc.

WHAT: Westbound I-70 Mountain Corridor Improvements Concept Development Process Public Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, March 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Clear Creek Recreation Center, 98 12th Avenue, Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452

WHO: Representatives from CDOT, the project team, Commissioner Tim Mauck and local agencies

WESTBOUND I-70 CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION: For more information on the Westbound I-70 Concept Development Process, visit