CDOT Welcomes Public Feedback on the I-70 Westbound Peak-Period Shoulder Lane Project

Sept. 10, 2018 -

From 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, CDOT will host a public meeting about the upcoming I-70 Westbound Peak Period Shoulder Lane project between the Veterans Memorial Tunnels and the Empire Junction interchange. The meeting will focus on project elements including location, operations, access, signage plan, aesthetics, environmental and schedule. 

I-70 Westbound Peak-Period Should Lane Public Open House

WHEN: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept.13, 2018

WHERE: Elks Lodge, 1600 Colorado Boulevard, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

WHO: Representatives from CDOT, the project team, local elected officials and local agencies

The public will have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns and provide feedback at the meeting. Throughout the meeting, there will be maps and information boards for public viewing and comment.


It is more important than ever to make improvements on westbound I-70 as over 91,000 people moved to Colorado in 2016, topping more than 5.5 million residents. Congestion has become extreme starting at the base of Floyd Hill on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, which can sometimes create delays of up to two hours from Denver to the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels. Congestion has a big impact on the local economy, tourism and number of crashes. It can even block off local access points during gridlock time periods on I-70, which prevents people from getting home.

CDOT is dedicated to providing the best solutions for the I-70 Mountain Corridor community members as well as those who work and play in the mountains.

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