Beware of traffic doldrums this Thanksgiving

By: Andie Adams Email
By: Andie Adams Email

Traffic is expected to slow down highways across the nation, and if you’re heading to or from Denver, you may hit the worst of it.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says starting today, I-70 should see a big increase in holiday drivers through Friday, especially on the westbound side. Then Saturday and Sunday, brace yourself for some major eastbound traffic as the travelers head back into Denver, especially between that city and Vail.

To help solve some major traffic jams, CDOT has suspended its construction projects across Colorado. They’ll pick up on Nov. 26. However, in low traffic areas, you may see workers start again on Friday.

If you’re heading to the Front Range this weekend, CDOT warns you to be careful along I-25, since many people will be shopping at the centers along that interstate.

Here's how many people were passing through the Eisenhower/ Johnson Memorial Tunnel last year:

For more information, click the related links below to see CDOT’s website, Facebook and more, or call 511 for traffic information.

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