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RBC — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is projecting a record year for its snow and ice budget as well as the number of miles plowed. Given the difficulty of predicting snow season budgets, the state Transportation Commission sets aside a contingency fund to cover costs that exceed the year’s snow and ice removal budget. Any monies left in the contingency fund are typically rolled back into projects/programs. CDOT has depleted its snow and ice contingency fund for this year.
I-70 Quick Fact: “This winter (through April 2) I-70 (between C-470 and Vail) has been completely closed to traffic 70 times due to a semi truck, accidents or weather. Last winter, there were 97 total closures of I-70.”