GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) – Rep. Jared Polis is voicing support for installing a fire suppression system in the Eisenhower Tunnel on Interstate 70.
The Colorado Democrat toured the tunnel Thursday. He and others in Colorado’s congressional delegation are working to secure funding for a water mist fire suppression system that the Colorado Department of Transportation estimates would cost $20 million to install in the tunnel.
A recent study by CDOT said a catastrophic fire could shut down the tunnel and might not be able to be contained if there isn’t a fire suppression system available.
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