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Public Invited to Open House on I-70/Exit 203 Improvements Project

Feb. 15, 2019 - Summit County - Community invited to learn more about I-70/Exit 203 Frisco Interchange improvements study

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) invites the community to a public open house to learn more about the I-70 Exit 203 Interchange improvements study.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. (Presentation at 5:00 p.m.)

Where: Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge, 621 Recreation Way, Frisco

PROJECT GOALS

The overall purpose of the project is to improve safety, mobility, and operations on I-70 and at the CO 9 / Frisco Interchange.  The project aims to decrease the number of accidents related to the downhill portion of eastbound I-70 between Frisco and Silverthorne and reduce the large speed differential on westbound I-70 caused by congestion from the exit ramp at the Frisco interchange (EXIT 203).  These operational problems, including those caused by truck chain up areas, will be addressed by the feasibility study. Preliminarily, this project is intended to address the following as part of the feasibility study improvements:

  • Minimize environmental impacts

  • Follow context sensitive guidelines and principles

  • Improve Safety, Mobility, and Operations on I-70

The I-70 Mountain Corridor, a lifeline for Summit County and the Town of Frisco, bears heavy demand from both recreational and local travelers. The roundabout at Exit 203 lacks capacity now and demand is growing rapidly. Steep downhill conditions between Exits 203 and 205 create dangerous speed differentials between slow-moving commercial vehicles and the general public and the chain-up overlook area lacks efficiency and capacity. CDOT desires to improve safety, mobility, and operations on I-70’s eastbound lane, and on the Interchange and intersections at Exit 203 while coping with ever-present funding challenges.

If you are unable to attend please visit the study website at https://www.codot.gov/projects/i-70-exit-203-interchange-in-frisco to view the information presented at the open house or contact the project team.

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and airports, and administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options. #  # #

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