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Study: Zipper lane would cut EB I-70 trips in half

Adding an extra, temporary eastbound lane to Interstate 70 would cut travel time from ski resorts to Denver by about half. That’s according to the initial results of study commissioned by the Colorado Department of Transportation. It found using a reversible “zipper” lane on winter Sundays would cut the drive time from Silver Plume to… Continue Reading Study: Zipper lane would cut EB I-70 trips in half

I-70 reopened

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The Colorado Department of Transportation opened one lane of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon in each direction at 3:05 p.m. yesterday, almost four days after a cascade of boulders pounded the road, blocking passage. The slide early Monday punched holes in a bridge, destroyed guardrails and left boulders the size of semi tractors scattered over… Continue Reading I-70 reopened

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The slow pace of repairs on Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon has turned into a prime business opportunity for airlines flying between Eagle and Aspen. The Denver Post reports that charter carriers reported sales of $1,000 tickets for one-way rides between Eagle and Aspen. Online bookings of short-notice flights from Denver to Grand Junction were priced… Continue Reading Airlines offer $1,000 detour around I-70 rockslide

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DENVER (AP) – Two Colorado state senators are pushing a temporary solution to weekend traffic backups on Interstate 70. Sens. Chris Romer of Denver and Dan Gibbs of Silverthorne, both Democrats, want to use moveable barriers to temporarily add an eastbound lane on weekend afternoons when the highway is jammed with people returning to the… Continue Reading Lawmakers want moveable I-70 lanes to ease traffic

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