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post #1691 of 6963 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, not a thing has changed politically in CO since 1976.

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Sure.....CO would prob welcome the Olympics.........IOC's granting us the Olympics is the problem.
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Well fuck, I completely forgot about that. I might just hit up Vail or BC on Sat and completely write off Sunday then.
Heard it's SnowDaze over in Vail so that might be something to contend with.

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Monorail is a shit ton of money for five months of use. Everybody preaches monorail............who's gonna ride it? Tourists maybe.........frontrangers.....doubt it. Sure, it would be a novelty fer the first couple years. After that.......?
I think everyone fails to realize there are those of us that live in the mountains that would be stoked to monorail it down to Denver as well. It's a two way street. Also it could have more than 5 months of use. If it were to drop off at the Frisco or Silverthorne transit center getting around Summit is actually fairly easy by free bus.

The ultimate solution is we just kill the whole front range. I'm all for a couple hundred thousand people being killed.


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With all of that tax revenue flowing in from legal weed starting in 2014.

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The ultimate solution is we just kill the whole front range. I'm all for a couple hundred thousand people being killed.
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My girlfriend drove up to the mountains today and told me that the east bound Idaho Springs tunnel is now open. I'm curious to see if the 3 lane tunnel is as effective at reducing Sunday traffic as they say it will be.

I'm tempted to do a test run this Sunday and actually stay later than 1PM. Maybe I'll leave at 2? I dunno though, that's getting into the danger zone of 3+ hour traffic back to Denver.
The traffic hasn't been bad this year at all. Most weekend days I usually end up staying until 4 or 5 PM and I don't think I have hit traffic on the way home yet. So far the worst traffic this year has been on week days going west on the days where they shut down a lane around the twin tunnels. On those days it takes 45 minutes to get from Floyd Hill to the Empire exit.
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It isn't traffic season yet. Unless it is absolutely nuking, the traffic problem on weekends doesn't usually start until the weekend after this one. Once Christmas hits it is junk show time.

The big difference this year has been the mid week back ups. That should be over with after today.

Well sort of. So that extra lane, CDOT wants to make it a pay lane. There is a sign before the tunnel that is now covered. It might be free if your vehicle has three or more in it. That is bullshit. Hopefully someone starts a petition. I don't think they plan to do it this year. I think they want to widen more of the highway. Tbh though, I don't really know.
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It isn't traffic season yet. Unless it is absolutely nuking, the traffic problem on weekends doesn't usually start until the weekend after this one. Once Christmas hits it is junk show time.

The big difference this year has been the mid week back ups. That should be over with after today.

Well sort of. So that extra lane, CDOT wants to make it a pay lane. There is a sign before the tunnel that is now covered. It might be free if your vehicle has three or more in it. That is bullshit. Hopefully someone starts a petition. I don't think they plan to do it this year. I think they want to widen more of the highway. Tbh though, I don't really know.
I read somewhere that they are going to widen the road further out from the tunnel to 3 lanes. How far I don't know, but their ultimate goal is to make the new lane a pay lane. I'm asuming the pay lane won't go into affect until it's actually more than a mile. It would be pretty scummy to charge people money just to go through a 3rd lane in a 100 yard tunnel.
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Heard it's SnowDaze over in Vail so that might be something to contend with.
Damnit! You're right again. Looks like Abasin or Keystone then .
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2015 is when the grace period is supposed to end and you have a pay lane. It is a little unclear, but that pay lane could extend all the way to Golden. If that is the case, I think some pressure will have to be applied to CDOT to think otherwise. I am usually behind them on their expansion projects. Not really in this case.
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Simple solution. Quit snowboarding and take up knitting. Far less traffic at the yarn store.


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