A program that uses police pace cars to reduce traffic congestion on Interstate 70 in the mountains this winter was suspended after too many skiers and other mountain visitors jammed the highway, creating a bottleneck.
The Colorado Department of Transportation says this weekend has historically been one of the heaviest traffic weekends of the winter season.
The Colorado Department of Transportation planned to run pace cars on Interstate 70 all the way from Silverthorne to Floyd Hill on Sunday, but that didn’t happen after they ran into an unexpected problem.
Colorado Department of Transportation officials say this is the time of year when ski traffic on Interstate 70 starts rising.
CDOT will suspend construction projects to help with keep drivers moving through the New Year’s holiday weekend.
Colorado transportation officials want to install a sprinkler system in the Eisenhower Tunnel to mitigate the risk of fire there.
More people traveled Interstate 70 west of Denver over the Thanksgiving holiday this year than last year, but no records were broken.
Strong winds were clocked at just over 100 miles per hour on top of Berthoud Pass Saturday and those winds tore through Georgetown overnight.
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s budget plan for next year includes more cuts to education, but they are not as deep as previous years.
Colorado transportation officials say they plan to go ahead with a program using pace cars to reduce congestion on Interstate 70 in the mountains this winter.