Record Eisenhower Tunnel visits come with benefits, concerns

17th August, 2016 by

By Kevin Fixler

If you live in Summit County or visit often, you’ve noticed what seems like significant jumps in weekend foot and vehicle traffic.Recently released figures show it’s not just your imagination. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) confirmed a record number of commuters — more than 1.3 million — traveled through Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel along Interstate 70 during just the month of July, many of who were headed to, or at least, stopping in Summit. That’s more than a 7-percent upswing (almost 87,000 more cars) over the same month total for 2015. It was last year that the tunnel also …

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