Interstate 70 express lane sees success

By scott miller

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — The idea was simple, yet ambitious for a 13-mile toll lane on eastbound Interstate 70 between Empire and the east end of Idaho Springs: help traffic flow more easily on busy days. It looks like exactly that has happened.The Colorado Department of Transportation recently released a host of facts and figures for the first ski season the new lane has operated, all of which point to a successful debut.According to state transportation officials, the toll lane helped all eastbound traffic move faster, with fewer accidents. The new lane also provided state officials with a way to …

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