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Heads up, commuters: Some changes may be coming to US 36 toll lanes

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Posted at 6:47 AM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 11:49:22-04

DENVER – Drivers who use the toll lanes on U.S. 36 may soon notice a few changes.

Transportation officials are looking to adjust the toll prices to account for when people are using the toll lanes the most and better control the flow of traffic.

Under the proposed plan, off-peak tolls are going up an average of 10 cents and peak rates are going up 15 to 35 cents.

The maximum price for an afternoon trip from Boulder to Denver will be $8.05, which is 75 cents more than the current price.

But not all the rates are going up. The maximum price for a morning trip from Boulder to Denver will be $8.35 with the new rates – that’s a 40-cent decrease.

The High Performance Transportation Enterprise Board will review the proposed new prices at its meeting Wednesday.

If approved as expected, the changes will go into effect next Monday, July 24.

CDOT expects to change the prices yearly to control traffic.