- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

DENVER (AP) - The cost of a 13-mile toll lane being built to relieve congestion on the Interstate 70 mountain corridor is now more than 50 percent higher than planned.

The I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane originally got more than $45 million from a state highway fund designed to speed much-needed road construction and repairs throughout the state. Rising construction costs helped push the total price of finishing the toll lane project to $70 million.

According to the Denver Post (https://tinyurl.com/pqyjctm), revenue from the tolls will be used to pay off a loan needed to finish the project. An exact toll amount has not been set.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com


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