Colorado is a beautiful state with a booming economy and a high quality of life. In fact, it routinely makes the top 10 lists for happiest and healthiest states. Since 2008, only Hawaii and Colorado have been in the top 10 every year. In particular, residents here enjoy active lifestyles and a sense of community that is unparalleled. However, this active lifestyle and community comes with a price – traffic.
Simply getting to and from the mountains can take an entire day in nightmarish traffic. In fact, it’s so bad that residents here have a saying, “Friends don’t let friends drive I-70.” What may be a typical 2 hour drive can quickly turn into a 6 or 7 hour one due to the amount of traffic in and around the Denver area. A spokesperson for the state transportation department has said that while traffic has increased across the state, I-70 in particular, has seen a seriously significant increase due to the population boom that occurred in Denver between 2010 and 2017. During those 7 years, the population increased in Denver and its surrounding suburbs by 51,000 each year.
Due to the population increase, the I-70, which cuts through Colorado’s ski country, saw an increase of 3 million vehicles each year. Now, the state needs to figure out how to mitigate and minimize this traffic quickly. Why? Because while the state’s population grew 53% since 1990, its highway system has only grown 2%. The result has been devastating to residents who now spend increasingly more time stuck in gridlock traffic.
Transportation officials have been working to fix the problem. They’ve installed traffic information signs along the way, added LED lighting on poor visibility sections of I-70, and widened tunnels. They’ve even built a toll road to help ease the traffic flow. While this has helped, it hasn’t solved the problem completely. It has, however, reduced the number of accidents that occurred along this road. In 2008, 1,900 accidents were reported along the I-70 corridor. In 2017 that number had decreased to 1,200.
However, accidents still occur along I-70 at an alarming rate. In fact, I-70 is so bad that it often makes the list of the top dangerous highways in the country. If you are injured in an accident along I-70, it is important to know that you have legal rights to compensation for your injuries and for damages that have occurred. You may be able to collect money for medical expenses, lost wages, car damages, and more.
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