Posted: May 7, 2010 3:11 PM by Sharon Knight
Updated: May 7, 2010 3:11 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado House has approved and sent to the governor a bill that could reduce weekend traffic jams on Interstate 70.
The measure approved Friday would allow the state to set up a "zipper" lane on weekends, using moveable concrete barriers to temporarily add an extra eastbound lane.
The state Department of Transportation says it doesn't need a bill to install a zipper lane, but Sen. Chris Romer, D-Denver, who is sponsoring the bill, says it could help the state win federal permission.
Romer said he'd like to see it in place by next ski season.