Cost to ease Colorado ski traffic is at least $24M

DENVER — Colorado highway officials say it would cost at least $24 million to modify Interstate 70 to handle more eastbound traffic on Sundays when throngs of skiers return from mountain resorts to cities on the Front Range.

It’s unclear how the state would pay for the proposed “zipper lanes.” Lawmakers face a budget shortfall of up to $1 million next year.

The Denver Post reports that highway officials found no operational hurdles to the project.

It calls for temporarily converting one westbound lane into an eastbound lane on a 15-miles section to handle the surge of traffic on Sundays.

A highway department study says eastbound drive times would be cut in half in some stretches, but westbound vehicles would likely experience more accidents and longer drives.


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
  • Deputy Sheriff

    Rio Blanco County iscurrently seeking qualified applicants for i...

  • Rn

    Love NURSING but dread the night/weekend shifts, on-callrequirement or lo...

  • Accountant

    Delta-Montrose ElectricAssociation & Elevatecurrent job openi...

  • Delivery Route

    BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYWould you like to deliver newspapersa...

  • City Of Grand Junction Opportunities

    Now hiring for the following positions:Certified & Lateral Police Off...

  • Rn - Internal Medicine

    Registered Nurse– Internal MedicineGrand River Clinic West

Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2017 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy