Communities Study Tolling to Fund Roads and Control Access to Eco-Sensitive Areas

CBS News Denver catches up on the news that Colorado’s Clear Creek County is studying tolling of the Guanella Pass road. The pass, just south of Georgetown, is a scenic attraction and a link between Interstate 70 and Highway 285.

The Challis Messenger reports on the possibility of Custer County, Idaho, tolling the Salmon River East Fork road, an access point to wilderness areas. At a recent meeting, county commissioners cited “the efforts of Boise County to make the expensive-to-maintain Banks-Lowman highway a toll road. Due to increased traffic on the narrow East Fork Road, commissioners may try to pass an ordinance making it a toll road so the county can afford to bring it up to a higher standard.”