Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane
Missed the I-70 Mountain Corridor Telephone Town Hall?
Click here to listen to a recording of the October 15th meeting.
The project, part of CDOT’s comprehensive plan to improve travel in the I-70 Mountain Corridor, will upgrade 13-miles of Eastbound I-70 within CDOT’s existing right of way. The upgrades will create a wide shoulder that – only during peak travel periods – will operate as a third travel lane. The express lane will be dynamically priced to keep traffic moving. Prices will lower when CDOT wants to encourage drivers to use the lane and rise as the lane reaches capacity. Utilizing the shoulder to create an express lane within the existing I-70 right-of-way during peak periods instead of adding a full lane has several benefits:
Current construction activity:
Winter 2014- Shoulder hardening will continue to gradually move east from Empire Junction towards Idaho Springs. SH 103 bridge construction began in mid-October and is expected to be completed by February 2015.
- Planning a Trip?
Slower speeds in construction zones may temporarily delay travel times. We want to make sure you have access to events, trails and towns that make Colorado great. Use the resources below to help you prepare: