Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is now open for the summer season. This isn’t the only mountain roadway opening almost two weeks ahead of schedule.
The opening of Independence Pass is just another benefit of the early onset of warmer weather this year across Colorado.
At the request of Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Transportation, Jefferson County officials have backed away from seeking drafted legislation to help complete the Jefferson Parkway Toll Road.
State transportation officials say Coloradans can expect a busy summer for highway construction projects, including some long-awaited lane widening and bridge repairs.
Colorado could lose millions of dollars for transportation projects if Congress fails to extend federal road funding by the end of the month.