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  • I-70 near Genesee Park

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    The construction of Interstate 70 across Colorado's Rocky Mountains was one of the greatest engineering feats in US history and was essential to the growth of tourism in the high country.
    I-70 near Genesee Park
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Associated Cultural Resource Experts, Highways to the Sky: A Context and History of Colorado’s Highway System, Colorado Department of Transportation (Littleton, CO: Associated Cultural Resource Experts, 2002).

Colorado Department of Transportation, “Construction Timeline.”

Colorado Department of Transportation, “Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels.”

Colorado Department of Transportation, “The History of I-70 in Colorado.”

Interstate 70,” AARoads’ Interstate Guide, June 8, 2014.

Pat Mack, “State Taking Steps to Ease I-70 Traffic Congestion in Mountains,” Colorado Public Radio, November 26, 2014.

Monte Whaley, “I-70 Mountain Corridor Winter Travel Issues to Get Extra Attention,” Denver Post, August 29, 2014.

Richard F. Weingroff, “Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956: Creating the Interstate System,” Public Roads, Summer 1996.

Additional Information: 

I-70 Coalition

I-70 Highway Conditions, Intellicast.

I-70 East, Colorado Department of Transportation, October 6, 2015.

William Philpott, Vacationland: Tourism and Environment in the Colorado High Country (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013).

Real-time Road info at (I-70 Mountain Corridor Coalition)