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Old 07-24-2017, 10:11 AM   #1
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Denver Co E 470 very expensive!!

I just got my one way bill from Colorado Express Toll from a recent trip in which I decided to use the E 470 toll road from I 70 to I 25 which goes around Denver which I thought would be less traffic and it was a very nice ride. But after receiving the bill of $33.30 for the 3 segments I traveled I do not know if I would do that again!! That seems very expensive for MH and toad.
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Yes, it is expensive!!! I believe it is privately run but I recall statements about it originally only being expensive until it was paid off. Yet, rates have continued to go up

At least you didn't get caught in the I70/I25 south nightmare.

From Pena Blvd to I25, you did travel many miles even though it is a limited number of segments and probably money well spent dependent on what time of day it was.
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I believe they have a $25 surcharge for 4 axles! We are at Chatfield State Park on the west side of 25 which is free. Daughter lives on the other side and we take the side streets with our toad. We did pay a $20 toll for a bridge in the SF bay area but we weren't aware of it and got stuck.
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Take 225 next time-just not at rush hour. Tolls are out of site for RV's, costly anyway. Car trip north to south and return is $50 +/-.
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I called E-470 and a two axle rv any size or weight is charged like a car. However add axles and the price goes way up. They must think anything else is super heavy and puts extra wear and tear on the pavement like a semi etc. The surcharges is what gets you. The price keeps going up to pay for the lane expansion E-470 is adding with wider bridges etc. Also demand is up and they can charge more in an ever growing Denver metropolitan area.
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I'll be leaving Yellostone in a few weeks planning to pick up I-25 at Cheyenne down to Denver then I-70 east to Salina, KS. What route suggestions would you have to avoid the expensive E-470?
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If you go down I-25 to the I-70 interchange you will not go on E470 at all. Just plan you trip to miss rush hour. Skip
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toll is charged strictly on axle count
plaza a is 3.40 the rest of them are 3.70 for 2 axles
6.80 the rest of them are 7.40 for 3 axles
10.20 the rest of them 11.10 for 4 axles
3.40 for each additional axle at A and 3.70 for the rest of them
and to think it started as .25 cents years ago it is a private run road. The yearly increase is based on the original contract and the prices are set.

They are also doing something similar on some of the other highways ie US36 from Denver to Boulder has a toll lane it can range from 3.30 to 20.80 depending on time of day based on 2 axles), on I70 the mountain toll lane can range from 6.75 to 40.00 and it is only like 10 miles and is dependent on volume. So around here if you want to beat rush hour traffic you better open up your wallet as it is going to cost you. If you can afford it these new toll lanes are great if like me you cant afford or wont pay 40 to drive 10 miles you are stuck in the slow lanes. At least on 36 they added a lane on the 70 lane they just opened up the shoulder all it cost them was the restriping

for the one wanting skip 470 by all means do as mentioned 25 will hit 70 and it is free however you can take 270 and cut some miles and aggravation if during rush hour it is free as well.
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Anyone familiar with I294 Tri State around Chicago? It was only supposed to be a toll road until it paid for itself...that was 40 years ago! Of course there are a lot more vehicles on the road since then and they tear up the roads exponentially.
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I just got my one way bill from Colorado Express Toll from a recent trip in which I decided to use the E 470 toll road from I 70 to I 25 which goes around Denver which I thought would be less traffic and it was a very nice ride. But after receiving the bill of $33.30 for the 3 segments I traveled I do not know if I would do that again!! That seems very expensive for MH and toad.
That was my experience as well.... It will be a very cold day in south Texas, in July before Colorado sees any of my money again!
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toll is charged strictly on axle count
plaza a is 3.40 the rest of them are 3.70 for 2 axles
6.80 the rest of them are 7.40 for 3 axles
10.20 the rest of them 11.10 for 4 axles
3.40 for each additional axle at A and 3.70 for the rest of them
and to think it started as .25 cents years ago it is a private run road. The yearly increase is based on the original contract and the prices are set.

They are also doing something similar on some of the other highways ie US36 from Denver to Boulder has a toll lane it can range from 3.30 to 20.80 depending on time of day based on 2 axles), on I70 the mountain toll lane can range from 6.75 to 40.00 and it is only like 10 miles and is dependent on volume. So around here if you want to beat rush hour traffic you better open up your wallet as it is going to cost you. If you can afford it these new toll lanes are great if like me you cant afford or wont pay 40 to drive 10 miles you are stuck in the slow lanes. At least on 36 they added a lane on the 70 lane they just opened up the shoulder all it cost them was the restriping

for the one wanting skip 470 by all means do as mentioned 25 will hit 70 and it is free however you can take 270 and cut some miles and aggravation if during rush hour it is free as well.
So if you disconnect toad and drive it thru the expense would be $10.80 for toad plus $10.80 for MH on the three segments between I-25 and I-70?
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Yes you are correct. You could save 10.80 by driving the toad. I may be wrong but I am thinking that their thinking is multiple axles means more weight ie big truck so the more axles the higher the toll. I know they cant/wouldn't try to figure out all the possible combos such as a small car towing a little 2k trailer empty say 6k gross with three axle total vs a large dump truck grossing 25k on 3 axles.

Just the other day I saw a pickup towing a fifth wheel, towing a smaller boat 6 axle total with out of state plates merging on to 25 from e470 and I thought he is in for one heck of a surprise when he gets his bill. While I didn't do the math that could be over $70 if he was on all 4 segments.
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