Bill Killed to Charge Toll on I-70

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Denver (AP) A proposal to charge a $5 toll on Interstate 70 through the mountains west of Denver is dead.

Senate Minority Leader Andy Mcelhany asked senators on Thursday to postpone a vote on the bill until May 26, after the end of the legislative session. That effectively kills it.

Mcelhany said he picked May 26 because it's Memorial Day. He says everyone who is stuck in I-70 traffic that day should think about how a $5 toll could have avoided the backup.

Mcelhany says the proposal faced opposition not only from people in mountain towns along the highway but others who drive the congested route.

He says he thought the measure would have had more support from drivers who want to help alleviate traffic jams.

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