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Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel (EJMT)Connecting the counties of Clear Creek to the east and Summit to the west, the Dwight Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel travels under the Continental Divide. It’s highest point is 11,158 feet (3,401 meters) and lowest is 11,013 feet (3,357 meters).
The four lane tunnel is situated about sixty miles west of the capital city. The westbound lane opened in 1973 and the eastbound in 1979. It runs just over 1.6 miles in both directions. Before it was constructed, Loveland Pass was the only route from I-70 to reach the otherside. It’s actually 834 feet higher at 11,992 feet (3,655 meters) above sea level.
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