division of the Colorado Department of Transportation is proposing
toll lanes to be added to some of the state’s current interstate-style
proposal by the Statewide Tolling Enterprise is part of a plan to
raise money for highway improvements, The Summit Daily News reported Jan. 29. Under the plan, drivers could choose to pay a
toll to avoid congestion in non-toll lanes.
proposal envisions toll-only lanes on a number of Colorado highways.
- I-70 between Denver and the Utah border
- Colorado State Highway 470 from Wadsworth to I-25;
- U.S. Highway 285 from the mountains into the Denver area;
- I-76 from Denver to the Nebraska border;
- U.S. 85 from Denver to Greeley; and
- The Boulder Turnpike.
the next year, Colorado DOT officials will narrow the list based
on traffic, congestion, financial feasibility and other factors.