I-70 http://www.kunc.org en Tolled Express Lanes A National Trend, And Colorado's Firmly On Board http://www.kunc.org/post/tolled-express-lanes-national-trend-and-colorados-firmly-board <p>On a June day in 2006, Myron Swisher stood on a highway overpass, watching a history-making moment on Interstate 25. Swisher, who worked for the state Department of Transportation, had labored for the past nine years to open a high occupancy toll lane on the crowded road, and he wanted to watch the first cars use it.</p><p>"The day we opened, I hopped in the car and went out to the 58th Avenue Bridge that looks down upon the tolling zone," Swisher said. "It was probably about 2:30 in the afternoon, so I wanted to get out there and see how things are going before rush hour started."</p><p>Looking back, Swisher's moment on the bridge may have marked the beginning of a new era in Colorado transportation.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58974 at http://www.kunc.org Tolled Express Lanes A National Trend, And Colorado's Firmly On Board CDOT To Start Work On I-70 Shoulder Express Lane In Fall http://www.kunc.org/post/cdot-start-work-i-70-shoulder-express-lane-fall <p>After the high of a powder-perfect ski weekend, Colorado downhillers returning to the Front Range often face the buzzkill of a traffic-clogged I-70 eastbound trip.</p><p>The state's Department of Transportation will start construction on a solution to that problem in a few months, spokeswoman Amy Ford said.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58017 at http://www.kunc.org CDOT To Start Work On I-70 Shoulder Express Lane In Fall Cutting Edge Diverging Diamond Interchanges Coming To Colorado http://www.kunc.org/post/cutting-edge-diverging-diamond-interchanges-coming-colorado <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Construction on the state’s first diverging diamond interchange is nearly complete in Grand Junction. The innovative project will open sometime in April. The Colorado Department of Transportation says it will give drivers </span>freeflow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> access to a left hand I-70 on-ramp without having to wait for a traffic turn signal, or turn into on-coming traffic.</span></p><p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nathan Heffel 54524 at http://www.kunc.org Cutting Edge Diverging Diamond Interchanges Coming To Colorado VIDEO: Tired Of Ski Traffic? CDOT’s Oleg Is Too http://www.kunc.org/post/video-tired-ski-traffic-cdot-s-oleg-too <p>Colorado ski traffic is notorious. Transit officials have tried myriad ways to improve the flow on I-70 in the mountains: Police pace cars, traffic metering at the tunnels, and staggered releases at the ski resort parking lots.</p><p>Now they’re trying something new. Now they’re introducing Oleg.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Nathan Heffel 54191 at http://www.kunc.org VIDEO: Tired Of Ski Traffic? CDOT’s Oleg Is Too Flashing Lights, Not Pace Cars, To Wrangle Holiday I-70 Traffic http://www.kunc.org/post/flashing-lights-not-pace-cars-wrangle-holiday-i-70-traffic <p></p><p>Christmas may be over, but the holiday traffic will continue. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Jackie Fortier 53073 at http://www.kunc.org Flashing Lights, Not Pace Cars, To Wrangle Holiday I-70 Traffic