Historically Heavy Travel Weekend Likely on I-70
The weekend prior to the Super Bowl is generally one of the busiest weekends for the I-70 mountain corridor. CDOT has launched a campaign to encourage mountain visitors to “Change Your Peak Time” when traveling back to Denver, by skipping the rush between 1p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
In 2013, this weekend saw a total of 115,634 cars drive through the Eisenhower Tunnel. Heavy traffic counts are expected westbound for Friday evening and both Saturday and Sunday mornings. High eastbound traffic counts are anticipated Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evenings. Many resorts are holding crowd drawing events this weekend; combined with a weather forecast calling for sun and the recent heavy snowfalls, motorists should anticipate delays when traveling the corridor in both directions throughout the weekend.
source: Press Release from CDOT