Some of tha alternatives that have been proposed:
- Six-lane highway between the Eisenhower Tunnel and Floyd Hill and through Down Canyon in Eagle County, with minimum travel speed of 55 mph. Cost $2.4 billion.
- Six-lane highway, same as above, with the addition of tunnels to accommodate minimum speeds of 65 mph.
- Dual Mode Bus in Guideway. Exclusive guideway for dual electric and diesel powered bus systems in the I-70 median eastbound from Silverthorne to the Eisenhower Tunnel and a bi-directional guideway from the tunnel to C-470 in Denver. Cost: $3.5 billion.
- Six-lane highway and preserve space for future rail transit in the median. Cost: $2.8 billion.
The town of Silverthorne doesn't know which plan it supports as of yet. After a recent meeting of the town council, the only agreement was to try and reach an agreement at a future meeting.
Dillon is for six-laning.
Town Manager Jack Benson said, "part of the issue is (the council) felt the transit piece, and even the set aside for future transit, wasn't a practical alternative to the traveling culture."
Frisco has agreed to support several options. The no action and minimal action alternatives and the long-term solutions for 30-plus years will be advocated.
Breckenridge suports expanding I-70 to six lanes, while leaving room for some kind of mass transit down the road.
Concilmember J.B. Katz said, "We didn't want a mass transit plan to move forward first that could hurt the resorts in Summit county."
And the Summit County commissioners are still thinking about it all - they have not officially decided on what action they will support.