Toll Lanes Might Ease I-70 Congestion

DENVER (AP) – Colorado highway managers say that toll lanes on Interstate 70 between Denver and the mountain resorts are probably on the way.

A $3.5 billion plan under consideration would add a reversible express tollway, two or three lanes wide, stretching about 53 miles between C-470 and Silverthorne.

Officials believe toll lanes are necessary to unclog weekend traffic spilling over the high mountain passes of I-70.

The Colorado Department of Transportation plans another study to review options for reducing interstate traffic.

But a CDOT official says any plan is likely to include tolls.