I-70 Toll Lane Set To Open This Weekend

The new toll lane on Interstate 70 in the mountains west of Denver will open this weekend.

Drivers with an ExpressToll account will pay $3 to $30 to use the 13-mile lane from Empire to Idaho Springs. Those without a pass could pay up to $40 during peak times.

"CDOT will continue to work to educate drivers in how to use the lane and to adjust the toll prices accordingly to provide a reliable travel time," said Shailen Bhatt, the Colorado Department of Transportation's executive director.

The toll lane will be usable only during peak travel times -- holidays and weekends. The lane will be a shoulder at all other times.