Mar 2, 2010 11:24 AM by Associated Press

Lawmakers want moveable I-70 lanes to ease traffic

Two Colorado state senators are pushing a temporary solution to weekend traffic backups on Interstate 70.

Sens. Chris Romer of Denver and Dan Gibbs of Silverthorne, both Democrats, want to use moveable barriers to temporarily add an eastbound lane on weekend afternoons when the highway is jammed
with people returning to the Front Range from the mountains.They plan to introduce the bill this week.

The Colorado Department of Transportation Department says it's been considering the idea for a year and is currently studying whether it's safe.

Department spokeswoman Stacy Stegman says the legislation isn't necessary. Romer says passing a bill could help the state win federal permission for the plan and implement it by next January.


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