The traffic on Interstate 70 is always really heavy on Sunday when skiers and snowboarders return from the mountains, and this Sunday the snowstorm made it even worse.
The Colorado Department of Transportation tried another round of speed harmonization on Interstate 70 on Sunday.
The Colorado Department of Transportation was once again forced to call off its pace car program on Sunday to help ease traffic on Interstate 70 because there was too much traffic.
Police pace cars are returning to eastbound Interstate 70 in the Colorado mountains in another attempt to reduce congestion as snow enthusiasts return to Denver and other Front Range cities.
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.
Pace cars were driving along Interstate 70 Sunday. The goal of “speed harmonization” is to stop any major traffic jams from ski traffic heading home from the mountains.
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.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is continuing to review test results of a plan to slow down traffic in the Colorado mountains by using pace cars.