Eisenhower Tunnel sets traffic record
DILLON ” The Eisenhower Tunnel on Interstate 70 recorded its busiest month ever in July, with 1.2 million cars and trucks passing through.
The Colorado Department of Transportation said Wednesday the previous record was 1.1 million vehicles in July 2006.
The 1.7-mile long tunnel is 11,000 feet above sea level and 34 years old.
CDOT said 6.9 million vehicles have gone through the tunnel so far this year, 387,000 more than during the same period last year.