The Twin Tunnels on Interstate-70 near Idaho Springs could be getting a new name. Lawmakers want to name them the “Veterans Memorial Tunnels.”
Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation are warning travelers that they should be prepared for more construction on Interstate 70 at the Twin Tunnels starting this week.
Starting as early as Monday there will be some lane closures on Interstate 70 for work on the westbound Twin Tunnels project.
Almost every weekend traffic in the mountains is a challenge, and this holiday weekend is no exception. So the Colorado Department of Transportation has been coming up with some new ways to get drivers to change their travel habits.
Construction crews are expected to start work this spring on adding a third lane to the westbound bore of the Twin Tunnels on Interstate 70.
A fiery accident caused a big mess on Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs on Thursday, slowing down traffic in both directions.
The eastbound twin tunnels is now open with three lanes in an effort to help traffic move smoother.
The final touches are being put on a $100 million expansion on Interstate 70 that is designed to ease traffic congestion.
An expansion of Interstate 70’s Twin Tunnels that’s intended to make the drive from the mountains to the Front Range much easier will be complete next week.
Drivers willing to pay will be able to bypass weekend traffic jams on Interstate 70 in the near future.