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Colo. contemplates renaming I-70 Twin Tunnels to honor vets

CDOT will close both lanes of I-70 at the Twin Tunnels at 1 p.m. March 18, 2014.

I-70 Twin Tunnels

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers have proposed a bill to rename the Interstate 70 Twin Tunnels near Idaho Springs to honor those who have served for the country.

According to the Associated Press, the Senate Transportation Committee began work on a proposal Tuesday that would rename the I-70 Twin Tunnels as “Veterans Memorial Tunnels.”

A Democrat and Republican co-sponsored the Senate joint resolution.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has also been working on a project to widen the westbound Twin Tunnel, adding a third lane.