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E-470 freezes toll rates for up to three years

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A toll adjustment announced Nov. 9 by the E-470 Board of Directors would freeze toll rates for ExpressToll drivers through 2020. That means ExpressToll users driving the 47-mile roadway can lock in the rates they are paying today, according to the board.

Additionally, the toll rate on E-470 between I-70 and Peña Boulevard (Toll Plaza C) will be reduced by 25 cents to align the toll pricing with demand in the area and further ease congestion on the neighboring roadways. ExpressToll customers on E-470 now pay $1.25 to access the roadway via the tolled on- and off-ramps and $2.70 to $2.95 per toll plaza.

With the toll adjustment, License Plate Tolls will be adjusted to cover the higher cost of collections associated with that option.

“It takes a large amount of resources and manpower to maintain the cameras, look up each license plate, cross reference the plate with the state DMV for verification, send out printed bills and continue to collect on those tolls,” said Tim Stewart, E-470 executive director.

Stewart is excited about passing savings on and rewarding new and existing ExpressToll customers.

“This should incentivize drivers to sign up for an ExpressToll account to benefit from the huge savings,” he said.

The ExpressToll and license plate adjustments will go into effect Jan. 1.

E-470 is the 75-mph toll running along the eastern perimeter of the Denver metropolitan area. E-470 is a user-financed roadway, receiving no local, state or federal funds for financing, construction, operations or maintenance.

E-470 is a political subdivision of the state governed by the E-470 Public Highway Authority Board, which includes eight local governments — Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties — and the municipalities of Parker, Thornton, Aurora, Brighton and Commerce City.

E-470 also operates ExpressToll, the all-electronic toll collection system available on E-470, Northwest Parkway and Colorado's Express Lanes.

Additional information on ExpressToll and License Plate Toll can be found at ExpressToll.com or by calling 303-537-3470.

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