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Fire Suppression System To Be Added Inside Eisenhower Tunnel

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel will soon be safer for drivers thanks to a new fire suppression system that will be installed.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is getting a $10 million grant from the federal government to add a fire suppression system inside the tunnels.

The system will not completely extinguish a car fire but it will help with emergency response and allow the tunnel to reopen faster.

The system is expected to be installed by fall of 2016.

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