Plans to build a twelve mile wide, couple hundred mile long, privately owned toll road and transportation corridor, parallel to I-25 across the Front Range, using an obscure provision of Colorado law that allows private road companies to use the power of eminent domain have been quashed. The legislation is supported by wide majorities in both the House and the Senate and the Governor has gone along with the plan, despite vetoing a similiar bill last session. Under the compromise language, toll roads can still be built using the power of eminent domain, but that power is lodged in the Colorado's Department of Transportation, whose approval of the plan is required before land can be condemned for a toll road. Residents in the path of the proposed Super Slab project had vehemently opposed it.
Texas recently approved and built a similar project.