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Expect Overnight Closures at Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels June 11-13
Grinding and striping work to improve visibility
CDOT Opening its Doors around the State this Weekend
May 16, 2016 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER — Have you ever wondered what the view is like from the inside of a snowplow? Or a State Patrol vehicle? Or what exactly takes place inside the control room and other areas of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels (EJMT) and Hanging Lake Tunnels?
Overnight closures upcoming at Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels
October 30, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Safety system testing planned for early November.
Emergency Road Work on I-70 Mountain Corridor Requires Lane Closures Tomorrow
March 9, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Clear Creek County– On Tuesday, March 10 the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin emergency roadway repair work on eastbound and westbound I-70 at mile marker 216 near the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels.
CDOT to Test Safety Metering at Mile Marker 207 on I-70 this Week - Update
February 10, 2015 - Traffic Advisory Update - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Short delays expected.
CDOT Anticipates Holiday Travel to Increase After Christmas Day
December 24, 2014 Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Statewide – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state over the next several weekends due to holiday traffic.
CDOT to Improve Fire Protection in Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel
December 3, 2014 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER/MOUNTAIN CORRIDOR – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has contracted a Design Build team for the installation of a Fixed Fire Suppression System (FFSS) for the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel (EJMT).
Eisenhower Tunnels History Recounted in New Display Boards
June 25, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER, COLORADO - New display boards installed at the Dillon Reservoir Overlook on I-70 in Summit County and at the Georgetown Visitors Center in Clear Creek County will help residents and visitors understand the history of the area and the development of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels on I-70.
I-70 Mountain Corridor Peak Travel Time Metering
February 7, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Metering Used on I-70 Mountain Corridor for Safety Reasons in Eisenhower Tunnel, US 40 Metering for Congestion Relief.
Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels Receive Tiger Grant Funds for Fire Suppression System
September 5, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER— The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that Colorado will receive $10 million for a fixed fire suppression system at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels (EJMT) on the I-70 west corridor.
I-70 Traffic Stops at Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels
June 10, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be stopping traffic at the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels (EJMT) this week for the installation of new overhead electronic signs.
Summer Traffic Season Set to Start
May 23, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state over the Memorial Day weekend due to the number of events and social activities taking place throughout the state to kick off the summer season.
Governor Signs Legislation Helping Fund Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels Fire Suppression System
May 17, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Bill Includes Clean Up of Abandoned Petroleum Contaminated Sites.
The Eisenhower Tunnel Turns 40 Today
March 8, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER– Today, March 8, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of the dedication and opening of the westbound bore or the Eisenhower Tunnel at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel west of Denver, which is the highest vehicle tunnel in the world at 11,155 feet.
More Traffic Expected for Holiday Weekend
January 18, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers to anticipate heavier than normal traffic this weekend, especially in mountainous areas, as people take advantage of the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Overnight Closures of I-70 Near Tunnel This Week
June 4, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT/CLEAR CREEK COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close eastbound Interstate 70 from Silverthorne to the Loveland Pass exit – just east of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel (EJMT) – for three nights this week for electronic sign installation.
Increased Thanksgiving Traffic at Eisenhower Tunnel
November 29, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT COUNTY – More people traveled Interstate 70 west of Denver over the Thanksgiving holiday this year than in 2010 but no records were set.
Less Traffic at Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels in 2010
January 3, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT COUNTY – Fewer vehicles went through the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels (EJMT) on I-70 in 2010 than in 2009, the second time traffic has declined in the last three years.

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