First Wednesday of each month at 10:30 – virtual meeting – no driving required! Bring your local knowledge and meet with your neighbors. Contact kwilliams@drmac-co.org to be added to the mailing list and get an invitation to the meeting.

Our July meeting centered on upcoming local work on the I70 corridor. There will be no work from July 2 until July 7 to allow holiday traffic free flow, but shortly thereafter there will be paving and construction between the Mt Evans exit (240) and the tunnel. The work is intended to eventually add express lanes westbound. For more information contact joy@cig-pr.com . Silver Plume reported that their new sound wall is almost completed. They are concerned about traffic passing through town to avoid I70 backups. They have two stop signs that are often ignored by through traffic.

Loveland resort reported that they would be losing their normal contingent of roughly 30 J-1 Visa workers but that they expected to open as usual this fall. They are working on how to carry their normal number of workers up from Denver – in the past their three daily shuttle runs were usually full. No solutions yet. The Office of Innovative Mobility has cut back on some of their projects, and the anticipated car pool app is on hold as the state legislators did not have time to work on a number of bills due to COVID, including the one that would have opened up this situation.

Snowstang may not run this upcoming season. CDOT is hoping to get those who own mountain homes to spread their commute over 4-day weekends to alleviate traffic backups. The group discussed the passenger vehicle traction law and the possible uses/problems with Lyft and Uber in the immediate area. Work Force should be included in future conversation. The group will meet next on August 5 at 10:30.