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Eisenhower Tunnel Toll Proposed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Would you pay a toll to go through the Eisenhower Tunnel?

The toll is one of the funding options for state officials studying ways to ease congestion on Interstate 70. They expect the number of vehicles traveling through the tunnel to jump by ten million between now and 2025.

State transportation officials have come with nine different ways to ease traffic congestion, most of them calling for widening the highway.

Every one calls for a third hole at the tunnel.

Officials say without improvements, the recreation and tourism industry in a nine-county mountain area could drop as much as ten billion dollars by 2035.

The nine counties include Clear Creek, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Lake, Park, Pitkin and Summit counties.


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