It’s not finished yet, but the $100 million project to widen the Twin Tunnels on Interstate 70 east of Idaho Springs cleared a major hurdle on Monday.
Crews began blasting inside a mountain near Idaho Springs on Friday. It’s the latest part of the project to widen the eastbound Twin Tunnel on Interstate 70.
A project to widen the eastbound lanes of the Twin Tunnels near Idaho Springs means drivers heading home from the mountains will encounter a detour for the rest of the year.
As ski areas in the mountains look to cash in on summer time tourism, the industries that support that are growing now as well.
It’s one of the biggest bottlenecks on the drive to and from the mountains– the Twin Tunnels east of Idaho Springs. A big project to help relieve congestion is getting started.
The project to add an extra lane east bound I-70 through the Twin Tunnels is now expected to cost $100 million. Originally the project was estimated to cost $60 million dollars.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning drivers that maintenance and reconstruction work will be causing traffic stops and lane closures along the Interstate 70 mountain corridor throughout the holiday season.
A major project along Interstate 70 could add some extra time to the drive for those coming down from the mountains next week.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is going to close one lane of eastbound I-70 through the Twin Tunnels area this week.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has the money needed to fix one of the worst traffic tie-ups along Interstate 70.