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A non-profit organization advocating for improvements on the I-70 mountain corridor.

SHORT TERM SOLUTIONS

Transportation Demand Management

Identifying and implementing short term strategies that can positively impact congestion in the near term is critical. Implementing strategies that make more efficient use of existing infrastructure is called Transportation Demand Management (TDM.) The I-70 Coalition’s TDM actions will target the I-70 traveler and result in decreased traffic volume during peak travel times.

The website GoI70.com is the I-70 Coalition’s platform for delivering such information to the traveling public and offers more detailed information on all the elements listed below.

  1. Encourage Off Peak Travel. The strategy that can have the largest impact on congestion in the near term is spreading out the demand over time of day and day of week. Sunday overnight stays, and shifting traffic to off peak travel times can have a positive impact on congestion. The I-70 Coalition works to encourage off peak travel through extensive traveler education & outreach, and by partnering with businesses to provide off peak travel incentives.
  2. Encourage Carpooling & Supporting Carpool Parking Programs
  3. Support and Promote Transit Services
  4. Coordinate with partner organizations such as CDOT, Colorado Motor Carriers Association, and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) to align TDM efforts.
  5. Support CDOT and CSP campaigns that can improve I-70 mobility such as the Safe Tire, Change Your Peak Drive and the Move It Law campaigns.

The above strategies are promoted through partnerships with resorts, local governments, chambers of commerce, businesses, the lodging sector, outdoor clubs, large event organizers, tourism- based organizations and others. The I-70 Coalition TDM Work Plan can be viewed here.

I-70 Auto Sock Program

Vehicles with poor traction can have a significant, negative impact on winter I-70 travel, resulting in accidents and closures.  The I-70 Coalition has partnered with McGee Company, the Colorado AutoSock distributor, to provide the AutoSock traction device to I-70 stakeholders at the wholesale price.  The AutoSock is an easy to use textile tire cover designed to help vehicles get traction on snow and ice. Download the media release here.

You can find the AutoSock at retail outlets throughout the I-70 corridor, including:

  • Shop N Save, 2293 N. Frontage Rd, West Vail Exit, Vail
  • Conoco, Exit 195, Copper Mountain 
  • NAPA Auto Parts, 845 N Summit Blvd, Exit 203, Frisco
  • Ski Country Shell, 1125 N Summit Blvd, Exit 204, Frisco
  • Downieville Fuel Stop, Exit 234, Dumont
  • Mountain Tool and Feed, Central City Parkway Exit, Idaho Springs
  • Evergreen Mountain Sports, 6949 Highway 73, Suite ME-3, Exit 252, Evergreen

Businesses on the I-70 corridor that are willing to stock this product can purchase AutoSocks at the wholesale price, and will receive favorable terms. This program is not intended for the end user/consumer.  Interested businesses can email info@i70solutions.org for more details.

Making these effective traction devices more readily available throughout the I-70 mountain corridor will hopefully result in better-equipped I-70 travelers and a reduction in spun-out vehicles this winter season!  

I-70 Operations and Maintenance

Construction projects, snow plowing, metering and all other operation and maintenance functions are under the purview of the Colorado Department of Transportation.  The I-70 Coalition participates as a stakeholder as projects are being considered and studied.  The organization does not have any role in the implementation of projects.   An overview of CDOT's 2014-2015 Winter Operations Plan can be viewed here.

STAY INFORMED

 We offer two options to keep I-70 travelers informed of current
activity and future plans for the I-70 mountain corridor.

I-70 Alert

The I-70 Alert e-newsletter keeps you up to date on the big picture, including current and future policies, projects, studies and initiatives aimed at fixing I-70. 
Frequency: Quarterly

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GoI70.com eBlast

GoI70.com eBlasts keep you informed on potential impacts and opportunities related to your trips on I-70. These short updates contain timely info on construction projects, new transit options, CDOT winter operations and strategies for beating the crowds.
Frequency: An average of 1-2 times/month

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