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Colorado wants to start ticketing the tens of thousands of drivers who illegally use the I-70 mountain express lane

Nearly 50,000 motorists broke the law in 2020 when they drove in the eastbound Interstate 70 express toll lane through Clear Creek County while it was closed and supposed to be serving as the emergency shoulder. Colorado let those I-70 scofflaws off the hook and it has likely been giving thousands more drivers a similar […]

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Who will pay to rebuild damaged U.S. 36 is unclear, but taxpayers may be stuck with some costs

The giant crack disrupting eastbound travel on U.S. 36 between Wadsworth Boulevard and Church Ranch Road is now in rebuild mode, rather than repair. But who will pay to rebuild the damaged roadway is uncertain and CDOT isn’t ready to say if the cost could fall to taxpayers.  But toll-road operator Plenary Roads Denver may […]

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Work on another I-70 mountain toll lane starts Monday and will span into 2021. Here’s what you need to know.

Construction launches Monday on a westbound toll lane on Interstate 70 from the Veterans Memorial Tunnels in Idaho Springs to Empire Junction, part of Colorado transportation officials’ latest effort to ease congestion on the heavily traveled roadway.  Gov. Jared Polis is expected to join a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to kick off the $70 million project […]