The westbound Central 70 express lane will be open for testing starting Monday. Testing will be done on Interstate 70 between Interstate 225 and Colorado Boulevard, according to a Colorado Department of Transportation news release.

Tolls will be waived during the testing, and motorists are encouraged to use the express lane.

“CDOT’s Central 70 Express Lanes will improve safety and trip time reliability on one of the Denver metro area’s busiest corridors,” said Nicholas Farber, of CDOT, in the news release. “Studies show that on CDOT’s Express Lanes corridors, travelers in all lanes, including the general-purpose lanes, see time savings of anywhere from 20% to 50%. Motorists will notice a smoother and safer ride on this newly improved section of I-70.”

Currently, drivers use a temporary traffic configuration between Brighton and Colorado boulevards, which is why testing will not extend through the full length of the project corridor, CDOT said. The eastbound Central 70 Express Lane will open for testing between Colorado Boulevard and I-225 on June 17.

 

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