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2017 Summer Traffic Season Underway

DENVER—As the summer tourist season gets underway this Memorial Day weekend, travelers can expect heavy traffic in many areas of the state as several events and social activities take place.

All CDOT construction and maintenance projects have been suspended as of Friday afternoon and will not resume their regular schedules until Tuesday, May 30. The only exception is for emergency operations.

Expect heavier-than-normal traffic along Front Range and mountain highways including on westbound I-70, which is expected to see additional traffic Friday and Saturday.

On Memorial Day, be prepared for longer drive times along eastbound I-70—especially from Summit County to the Denver area.

Date

Eastbound

Westbound

Total

Friday, May 27, 2016

25,853

15,036

40,889

Saturday, May 28, 2016

22,162

14,497

36,659

Sunday, May 29, 2016

16,049

19,322

35,371

Monday, May 30, 2016

14,535

24,349

38,884

Total

78,599

73,204

151,803

Status of Seasonal Roads

OPEN

CLOSED

  • Colorado Highway 82 over Independence Pass between Twin Lakes and Aspen
  • Kebler Pass in the Crested Butte area
  • Guanella Pass between Georgetown and Grant
  • Colorado Highway 5 – Mount Evans (scheduled to open next week; day to be determined
  • Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Cottonwood Pass between Buena Vista and Gunnison County (closed until 2018 for construction)

All of these roadways remain open through the summer, weather permitting.

In addition, drivers should be aware that parking is not allowed along US 6 near Arapahoe Basin as Loveland Pass is a designated Hazmat route.

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