I-70 Toll Lane Set To Open This Weekend

· Dec. 18, 2015, 2:45 pm

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.

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