Second test of pace cars on I-70 goes smoothly

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Silverthorne, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado transportation officials say
a second test of using pace cars to reduce congestion on interstate
70 in the mountains has gone smoothly. Transportation officials say preliminary results show that when traffic slows down, vehicles are able to pass through the tunnel without creating gridlock. According to kusa-tv, Silverthorne police and Colorado State Patrol vehicles served as pace cars on Sunday, driving 45 to 55 mph in the center or left lane with their emergency lights. Another test is planned this winter.


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  • by DB Location: GJ on Sep 26, 2011 at 08:04 PM
    My guess would be that this was thought up by the same people who brought the reverse angle parking downtown.
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      by Green on Sep 26, 2011 at 09:00 PM in reply to DB
      Do you really think that CDOT contacted the City of Grand Junction for advice on traffic control or was this just a cheap stab at the city? Please understand that this is a rhetorical question and I'm not actually looking for an answer.
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