CDOT has new plan to smooth I-70 traffic

VAIL – The Colorado Department of Transportation has a new plan to smooth traffic on Interstate 70, where the Eisenhower Tunnel often clogs on ski weekends.

The Vail Daily reports that CDOT has a new tactic to smooth eastbound traffic on I-70 between Silverthorne and the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels (http://goo.gl/FODtC).

Near the tunnel, eastbound traffic is funneled from three lanes to just two. At about that spot, the transportation department is working on a system that on heavy-traffic days will move traffic into four lanes. Those lanes will use the highway’s existing shoulders, so no widening work will be needed.

CDOT spokeswoman Stacy Stegman says the new system could replace “metering” at the tunnels. That system stopped traffic on the west side of the tunnels but led to long delays.


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
  • Hr Generalist

    Large company withapprox. 750 employees.Associates Degree in

  • Maintenance

    Private Lodge in Western Colorado. Required work experience and knowl...

  • Healthcare

    Want to add meaning to your life?!Come join our amazing team atLa Villa ...

  • Moa, Lpn, Or Rn

    Western Colorado Physicians Group is seeking anfor a full-time po...

  • Therapist

    Solutions WellnessCenter, a newly established innovative behavioral h...

  • Healthcare Opportunities

    Mind Springs, Inc. is a growing not for profit company.We are adding new ...

Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy