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.