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RBC I Colorado’s weather can change in an instant, and so can the conditions on Colorado’s roadways. CDOT is taking new steps to help skiers navigate I-70 weekend traffic with an online radio broadcast.
Providing the most up-to-date and real-time road and traffic conditions on I-70 between Denver and Vail, “I-70 Mountain Travel Radio” will broadcast every Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the winter, coinciding with peak travel times along I-70. Listeners can tune in to the live broadcasts through either CoTrip.org or the CDOT Mobile app simply by clicking the “Listen Now” play button.
Content will include live updates on the rapidly changing I-70 road, weather and traffic conditions as well as information about winter driving, carpooling, snow plow safety and tire safety and discounts.
I-70 Mountain Travel Radio will provide information on upcoming events at ski resorts and mountain towns, along with Peak Time Deals, which are discounts for motorists who choose to stay out of I-70 traffic during the busiest travel times.
The I-70 Mountain Travel Radio broadcast complements CDOT’s existing resources for traffic and road condition information throughout the state. Motorists can call 511 anywhere in Colorado for periodically updated road conditions, visit CoTrip.org and CDOT Mobile for the best and most accurate road and travel information, or sign up for GovDelivery alerts that offer important travel information.
Also, GoI70.com—hosted by the I-70 Coalition—provides weekly I-70 travel forecasts based on historical data and how weather, construction or events may impact the mountain commute. CDOT also provides updates through its Facebook and Twitter accounts.