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The westbound Veterans Memorial Tunnel was open to traffic on Monday, now that construction is completed. CDOT is looking to possibly toll the new third eastbound lane through the tunnel.
Motorists will pay toll in eastbound tunnel lane

Drivers will pay a toll in the third lane of the eastbound Veterans Memorial Tunnels starting next fall, according to a state transportation spokeswoman.

For now, the new lane will not be tolled, said spokeswoman Amy Ford. But once a $72 million toll lane project wraps up from Empire to Idaho Springs, the lane will be tolled, Ford said. The project is scheduled to be completed next fall.