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Old 10-19-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Colorado Toll Road E-470

Well the bill for using Colorado’s toll road around Denver came in the mail today. The charge for taking the E-470 to avoid using I-25 through Denver is $47.85. This charge is for driving the entire length of the tollway towing a fifth wheel. I might rethink this route next time. It was nice not having to deal with the Denver traffic though.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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Convenience comes with a price- sometimes a hefty one, apparently! My drive from my house to NJ is equally expensive with the tolls and bridges up I-95.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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The “naughty boy” in me thinks it would be a good idea to “borrow” the license plate from the trailer stored next to mine for any future trip over that Colorado toll road. I would return the plate when we got back of course. That trailer is only used during the hunting season. Yes I'm a bad boy.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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I live there and have since it open, in that time I have only use it once. It just cost to much and easy to take another road.
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I live there and have since it open, in that time I have only use it once. It just cost to much and easy to take another road.
Sounds like our newest toll road. It's a weird location and expensive to boot. Fortunately, it's only 20 miles or so long so it's "cheap".
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:29 PM   #6
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Man, at least Jesse James wore a mask and carried a gun! I guess mine will be in the mail this week. I used it on the way to Colorado Springs, but took I-25 through Denver going toward the Tetons. It was really no trouble -- certainly not $47 worth! No wonder they don't post anything about the toll rates along I-470.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:34 PM   #7
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Is this a privately build highway or part of the U.S. Interstate system?

Those tolls sounds awfully high.
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I believe it was privately built which would explain the high tolls.
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I believe it was privately built which would explain the high tolls.
Probably so - they are building or proposing several Toll roads around the D/FW area with most being built by foreign companies.

I remember back in the 1960's there was a toll road between Dallas and Fort Worth. When it was proposed for building, the authorities said the tolls would be lifted when the bonds were paid off and they kept their word - that same road is now part of I 30.
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It is a privately funded road.
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