Westbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane

I-70 Mountain Express Lanes

The Westbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane will begin tolling on July 7, 2022. This lane runs adjacent to the free general purpose lanes from the Veterans Memorial Tunnels to Empire. Similar to the eastbound lane that opened in 2015, this 12-mile-long managed lane features traffic management systems to improve mobility and provide westbound drivers with a reliable, time-saving option during peak travel periods. The lane opened to the public in July 2021 for testing and drivers were able to use the lane with tolls waived during this period. The testing period is set to end in early July 2022, at which point tolling will begin. 

How to Use the Express Lane

Toll only. No HOV. Trucks and trailers are not permitted.

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On the I-70 Mountain Express Lane, motorcycles have to pay the toll. Motorcycles must have an ExpressToll account in order to receive the discounted toll rate (Note: motorcycles do not need a physical ExpressToll pass as long as the motorcycle license plate has been added to an ExpressToll account). Motorcycles without an ExpressToll account will be charged the higher License Plate Toll (LPT) toll rate.

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Toll only for all vehicles.


Corridor Basics

  • 12 miles westbound from the Veterans Memorial Tunnels to the Empire interchange
  • Open during peak periods of travel only  
  • Toll-use only; no free motorcycle, carpool, trucks or trailers
  • No trucks or trailers will be allowed
  • Overhead signage will indicate current toll prices. Tolls will be collected through ExpressToll account or License Plate Toll