Summit Daily News
December 28, 2015

The Colorado Department of Transportation opened the new I-70 Express Lane to tolling on Saturday, Dec. 19. Over the past two weekends, tolls have remained near the base rate, set at $3.

The Colorado Department of Transportation opened the new I-70 Express Lane to tolling on Saturday, Dec. 19. Over the past two weekends, tolls have remained near the base rate, set at $3.

Two weeks after its official opening, Colorado Department of Transportation officials see the Interstate 70 Express Lane as a success. The 13-mile toll lane, stretching eastbound between Empire and Idaho Springs, began collecting tolls the weekend of Dec. 19 and opened again Dec. 26 and 27.

“It went really, really well,” CDOT communications director Amy Ford said. “It kept traffic moving and sort of helped with the delay.”

While the toll range was set for $3 to $30, with prices increasing with traffic volume, she said the toll rested at about $3 through the weekend. Read on…