It is time to talk about the Twin Tunnels and the construction project along the east side of Idaho Springs. When I first heard of the Interstate 70 Twin Tunnels project, I cringed, as I am sure you did.
The project, beginning this month, detours traffic around the Twin Tunnels and onto the highway just west of the Hidden Valley exit. It began last year with the construction to the south of the highway and the amazing expansion to include a third lane. I watched with amazement as I saw the construction develop with each trip down the mountain.