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Eisenhower Tunnel traffic down in 2010

Howard Pankratz
The Denver Post

Fewer vehicles used Interstate 70 through the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels in 2010 than in 2009, the second time the traffic through the tunnels has declined in the last three years, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The count for 2010 was 11,391,704 vehicles, down from 2009 by 343,658 vehicles or a 2.9 percent. In 2008, traffic dropped from 2007 by nearly 225,000 vehicles.

In 2009, tunnel traffic increased by 184,761 trips, to 11,735,362, CDOT said.

Tunnel supervisor Mike Salamon said some of the decreased traffic may be due to carpooling.

Read more: Eisenhower Tunnel traffic down in 2010 – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_17000014#ixzz1A0lX9e1N

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