Heavy Traffic & Winter Driving expected Tomorrow

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic volumes on Interstate 70 and on adjacent highways today and tomorrow as the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend wraps up. 

“A lot of people will be heading back to the Front Range, especially tomorrow, so we’re asking drivers to prepare for extra travel time,” said I-70 Mountain Corridor Operations Manager Patrick Chavez.  “In addition, forecasts are calling for another one to two inches of snow over the next 24 to 48 hours so along with more traffic, there’ll probably be winter driving conditions to contend with.”

Drivers also should expect CDOT to implement safety metering operations at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels and on Loveland Pass.

To help minimize traffic impacts west of Denver, CDOT is suspending its rockfall mitigation project on U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon on Monday for MLK day. 

Colorado highway information is available at all times on the cotrip.org website or by calling 511.