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I-70 Mountain Express Lane

I-70 Mountain Express Lanes

The I-70 Mountain Express Lane runs eastbound on I-70 from Empire through the Veterans Memorial Tunnels to Idaho Springs. The lane is only open weekends and holidays and is a shoulder lane when not in use.



HOW TO USE

Drivers can only pay a toll. Trucks and trailers are not permitted.

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Motorcycles can use Express Lanes where carpooling is not allowed. A pass and ExpressToll account are required to avoid higher tolls.

Pay a toll, either as a solo driver, or as a driver and one passenger.


CORRIDOR BASICS

  • 13 miles eastbound from Empire through Veterans Memorial Tunnels
  • Only open weekends and holidays for a total of 100 days per year
  • Overhead toll collection points; the toll price is for entire Express Lane
  • Toll-use only; no free motorcycle, carpool, trucks or trailers
  • Dynamic toll pricing keeps traffic moving. Prices fall to encourage drivers to use the lane and rise as the lane reaches capacity. No HOV

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