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Highway Department Delays I-70 Improvements

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The Twin Tunnels (credit: CBS)

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SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (AP) – A project to improve the Interstate-70 interchange at Silverthorne has been put on hold while state contractors concentrate on widening the Twin Tunnels near Idaho Springs.

Colorado Department of Transportation officials told the Summit Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday it could be two years before they can resume work on the interchange.

According to the Summit Daily News, Silverthorne officials weren’t happy with the decision.

Silverthorne town manager Kevin Batchelder says he’s afraid the project will be put on hold again, even though it was one of the early projects identified to help clear up the congestion on the mountain corridor.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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