Can new lane ease Interstate 70 congestion?

By scott miller

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — Interstate 70 through the mountains hasn’t been expanded much since it was finished in 1979. That’s going to change this year.Perhaps as soon as December, the Colorado Department of Transportation will open a new lane along a 13-mile stretch of I-70 between Empire and the base of Floyd Hill. The lane, along the left shoulder of the highway, will only be open during peak periods — particularly weekends and holidays — and motorists will have to pay a toll to use it.‘WILLING TO PAY’The price of those tolls will depend on traffic.Department of transportation spokeswoman Amy …

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