BRECKENRIDGE — Officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation stopped Tuesday in Summit County as part of the agency’s summer statewide listening tour. CDOT is visiting towns across Colorado to gather feedback and concerns about what the agency’s priorities should be in managing the state’s highways, including the notorious Interstate 70 mountain corridor and its bottleneck at the Eisenhower Tunnel.
The listening tour is part of CDOT’s planning process to develop a 10-year strategic pipeline of projects, which will strive to include all modes of transportation, not just car travel.
CDOT executive director Shoshana Lew and other CDOT officials met with the Summit Board of County Commissioners at the old county courthouse in Breckenridge. Lew outlined the agency’s mission and goals for Summit County.
Lew explained how highways running through Summit and other mountain communities posed unique challenges to drivers and CDOT.
“Mountain corridors have narrow shoulders and lanes, a lack of resiliency, and there are not a lot of alternate routes,” Lew said.