News Releases

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?

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 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.

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.