Drivers will soon have to pay for the express lane in the I-25 South Gap between Monument and Castle Rock. Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation have confirmed that the toll will start on Jan. 17.
In January of 2021, two of the five bridges in the gap had been completed.
The express lanes first opened in December of 2021. Since then, those tolls were waived for testing.
The other lanes of the interstate are toll free.