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Old 10-01-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Warm Springs, GA
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Default What's traffic normally like from Denver to CO Springs?

I have a confrence in CO Springs next Friday that starts at 8am. I understand that in ideal conditions, it's an hour and a half drive (I have 2 options as I'm leaving from Wadsworth and 285, leaning towards 285->470->I25 to miss stoplight traffic).

Just wondering if there's normally a lot of traffic headed south from Denver in the morning. I expect there to be some heading into CO Springs and am currently planning giving myself 2 hours so I have at least ~10 minutes upon arrival to use the restroom and get signed in.

Thanks, I've only been in the area 1 month, haven't had the need to learn that traffic pattern yet.

Brian
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: DEN-CO
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Many factors on that trip, I drove it in June, but the weather was nice, so you could potentially have weather related delays in Oct. Remember most of I-25 in the area is two lanes each direction, so any accident will backup quickly.

I suggest trying the following link prior to leaving:

Road Conditions, Speeds, Travel Times, Traffic Cameras, Live Streaming Traffic Cameras, Road Closures and Road Work Information provided by Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) a branch of Colorado Department of Transportation

Of course things can change quickly, so give yourself a little extra time.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: South Metro Denver for 25 years
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285>470>Santa Fe>1-25

Leaving at 6 should give you plenty of time for rest stops & networking.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Denver,CO
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285>470>Santa Fe>1-25

Leaving at 6 should give you plenty of time for rest stops & networking.
I second this. 470 EB from Santa Fe to i25 backs up, but you can avoid that morning fun by taking 85/Santa Fe South.
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