Heavy holiday traffic expected to start Thursday

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — More than 665,000 Coloradans are expected to hit the road this weekend, and it may seem that they’re all headed here. Heavy holiday weekend traffic is expected to begin Thursday, and the Colorado Department is urging a little planning and patience. Last year, westbound travel times on July 3 peaked at 97 minutes in the late afternoon. On July 4 around noon, travel times topped 100 minutes. The heaviest travel day for eastbound traffic is projected to be Sunday afternoon. What to do? The kind folks at CDOT are offering a couple conversation starters for those afternoon …

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