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Increased traffic expected for holiday weekend

Posted at 5:15 PM, Jan 17, 2019

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to expect more traffic along the I-70 corridor and connecting highways from Friday to Monday. The reminder comes as people make plans for the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.

“This is the time of year when we tend to see the ski traffic increase,” said I-70 Mountain Corridor Operations Manager Patrick Chavez.  “More snow, Presidents Day Weekend and spring break all combine for additional traffic on the mountain highways, not just this weekend, but continuing through the end of March.”

CDOT also warns heavy snow is forecast for west of the Denver area Thursday through Sunday, with three to six inches possible on Friday. That weather will likely further increase travel times.

Last year, CDOT counted more than 192,000 vehicles at the Eisenhower and Johnson Memorial Tunnels.

Colorado highway information is available at all times on the cotrip.org website or by calling 511.