3:48 am - Wednesday December 13, 2017

Nice drive on I-70 Mountain Corridor expected over MLK weekend

CDOT Anticipates Favorable Travel Along I-70 Corridor

This Holiday Weekend

Statewide – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is expecting I-70 mountain corridor travel this weekend to be fairly smooth, given the mild weather. With mostly blue skies, a bit of new snow and the three-day Martin Luther King holiday, traffic patterns could be primary difference in travel over the next three days.

“We’ve seen heavier traffic volumes this afternoon both eastbound and westbound but dry roads and clear skies have ensured free flowing conditions throughout the day,” CDOT’s I-70 Mountain Corridor Manager Patrick Chavez said.  “A winter storm is moving through the corridor tonight with chances of accumulation of up to one inch. Snowfall will taper off early Saturday morning and a chance of snow will remain throughout the day on Saturday. We are anticipating higher traffic volumes tomorrowSunday and possibly Monday due to holiday weekend.”

The I-70 Mountain Travel Radio broadcast complements CDOT’s existing resources for traffic and road condition information throughout the state. Motorists can call 511 anywhere in Colorado for periodically updated road conditions, visit www.CoTrip.org and CDOT Mobile for the best and most accurate road and travel information, or sign up for GovDelivery alerts that offer important travel information. Also, GoI70.com – hosted by the I-70 Coalition – provides weekly I-70 travel forecasts based on historical data and how weather, construction or events may impact the mountain commute. Finally, CDOT provides travel information and frequent updates through Twitter and periodically on Facebook,

CDOT’s I-70 Mountain Travel Radio is part of the Change Your Peak Drive campaign, which works to improve the I-70 Mountain Corridor by encouraging mountain travelers to change not only the time they drive, but also how they drive. Through public education and strategic partnerships, CDOT works to give motorists the tools they need to be winter ready and know the resources they have for I-70 information. To learn more about the campaign and winter driving tips, visit winter.codot.gov.

 

Driving Tips, Operation TireSafe – CDOT reminds motorists to allow for extra travel time and to always be prepared when traveling during winter weather events. Winter driving tips can be found online at http://www.coloradodot.info/travel/winter-driving. Visitors to Arapahoe Basin this weekend will also benefit from free tire checks provided by CDOT Operation TireSafe partner, ColoradoLand Tire and Service.

 

To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Live road conditions are available at www.cotrip.org, downloading the CDOT Mobile app or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

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