CDOT: Some Colorado seasonal roads remain closed for Memorial Day weekend
May 26, 2017
DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state throughout Memorial Day weekend. All CDOT construction and maintenance projects were suspended Friday afternoon and will not resume until Tuesday. The only exception is emergency operations.
Heavier-than-normal traffic should be expected along Front Range and mountain highways. Westbound Interstate 70 was expected to experience additional traffic Friday and today. On Memorial Day, motorists should be prepared for longer drive times along eastbound I-70, especially from Summit County to the Denver area.
Here's a look at some of the most popular seasonal roads in the state:
• Open: State Highway 82 over Independence Pass between Twin Lakes and Aspen.
• Open: Kebler Pass in the Crested Butte area.
• Open: Guanella Pass between Georgetown and Grant.
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• Closed: State Highway 5 — Mount Evans — scheduled to open next week.
• Closed: Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park.
• Closed: Cottonwood Pass between Buena Vista and Gunnison County is closed until 2018 for construction.
In addition, CDOT and the Colorado State Patrol are alerting motorists to the dangers of parking along U.S. Highway 6 near Arapahoe Basin.
Information regarding seasonal highways in Colorado is available at all times on the http://www.cotrip.org website, by calling 511 or via subscription email or text. To subscribe, go to http://www.codot.gov and click on the small letter icon at the bottom of the page.