Colorado Toll Roads

Toll roads in Colorado allow you to get to where you need to go quickly and with the highest level of comfort because of the quality of the pavement. Some of them, like the E-470, provide a quick trip to the Denver airport. And the cost is as affordable as possible for all drivers.

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Major toll roads

Toll roads and express lanes in Colorado are handled by the Public Roads Authority, Northwest Boulevard, and representatives from ExpressToll and GoPass. Any questions about how to pay or the toll bill should be directed to these agencies. There are two main toll roads in Colorado.


I-25 HOV/Tolled Express Lanes


The I-25 Express Lanes freeway opened on June 2, 2006. The express lanes are open during peak hours and provide faster traffic and include seven miles between downtown Denver and US 36.


Brief characteristics































Name

I-25 HOV/Tolled Express Lanes

Freeways

Interstate 25

Basic connections

Two reversible lanes between U.S. 36th and U.S. 20th streets in downtown Denver

Type of rate

Fixed variable rate depending on the time of day

Minimum and maximum cost

$0.5 and $5, respectively

Length of toll road in Denver, Colorado

7 miles

Payment methods

ExpressToll or payment by license plate number


Beginning in mid-2015, express lanes require an ExpressToll account or pass for free travel as an HOV (or car sharing). Vehicles without an ExpressToll account or pass, or those that do not qualify as HOVs, can pay the license plate toll, but at a higher rate.


E-470 Toll Road


This road does not require you to stop to make a payment. The license plate is photographed, and a bill is sent to the address, which can be used to pay for the toll road in Colorado later. In addition, you can always install an app that automates the process.


Brief characteristics































Name

E-470 Toll Road

Freeways

E-470

Basic connections

Cities of Denver, Douglas County, Parker, Arapahoe County, Aurora, Adams County, Brighton, Commerce City, Torton

Type of rate

Fixed variable rate depending on the time of day and distance traveled

Minimum and maximum cost

$13.95 and $22.25, respectively

Length of toll road

47 miles

Payment methods

LicensePlateToll and ExpressToll


The main reason for the popularity of this Colorado toll road is the route to Denver International Airport. The route is straightforward and allows you to reach your destination in a short amount of time.

How do toll roads work in Colorado?

Most toll roads in Colorado on the state map are equipped with electronic systems. ExpressToll and Go-Pass transponders are accepted. Some toll booths also accept cash or Pay-By-Plate.


ExpressToll is an electronic transponder that can be installed on the windshield of your car. This will allow the electronic toll booths to deduct the appropriate fees from the associated account when passing through them.


Go-Pass is a simple and convenient way to pay the fare. Unlike ExpressToll, you do not need to prepay the fare immediately: the bill will be sent after using the toll road. With ExpressToll you need to open an account with a prepaid balance.


License Plate Fee and Go-Pass Regular are Colorado's video payment systems. The registered owner of a vehicle is billed for use of the E-470, Northwest Parkway, and CDOT fast lanes. Users of these systems are charged a higher amount than users of transponders.


If you miss a toll, the vehicle owner will be sent a statement to the address listed, which includes the fine and instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay the missed tolls on time can lead to unpleasant consequences. Therefore, it is a good idea to find out in advance if there are toll roads in Colorado.

A convenient way to pay the toll

To pay the toll in time and not worry about bills and fines, it is recommended to install the Uproad app. It works with various electronic systems, allows you to track the location, duration, and routes of toll roads. Through the app, you can pay for tolls on such roads as:


Uproad has a map of Colorado toll roads, allowing you to profitably plan your trip, calculate your fare using an online calculator and apply other functionality. Every vehicle owner can create an account and top up his or her account using a smartphone or gadget.

F. A. Q.

Sep 13, 2022
Serge Lypko

Serge Lypko

BDM and tolling expert

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