Highway 50 Troll Road Opens Today

(Montrose) Motorists will now be charged a minimal fee for the right to operate their vehicles on Highway 50 from Monarch Pass to Grand Junction according to a spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transcendental Mobility and Gravitational Dimensions. The fee, larger than a bread box, but smaller than the national debt, will be levied based on weight, distance traveled and attitude. Tips are appreciated.

Heavier vehicles, especially tractor-trailers that already pay considerable road tax, will be charged slightly higher than say, tin yuppie four-wheel-drive transports. This particular decision came about by the flip of a coin over in Denver.

“We don’t like to let this kind of cat out of the bag since people might think we’re all sitting around on our asphalt,” said Princess Irm Peawit, whose father Reginald Peawit was recognized as King of the Highway during a stint as Detector of Roads and Bridges during the Eisenhower years. “After all, I just sort of inherited this job and, well, I wouldn’t want people to think I’m taking my responsibilities lightly. Hell, I might want to run for governor or even dog catcher down the primrose path,” she stressed.

Peawit went on to explain that the coin flip concept actually saves tax payers a bundle in that there are no lengthy meetings to contend with and no overtime paid out to black top consultants. She would not say what fiscal denomination was used in the decision making process but hinted that it was the same as the coin flipped to decide what color to paint the lines on the highways.

“People who complain about the toll or react in what is perceived as a hostile manner will be charged more and in some cases held up for hours,” said Peawit. “All of our toll engineers are equipped with an assortment of signs and two-way radios. We realize this charge is inconvenient for most motorists but one has to understand that highway maintenance costs money.”

When asked what her department has done with tax revenues earmarked for roads Peawit referred to the notes written on her arm and said, “We have been informed that those funds will be used to build stadiums for millionaires over in Denver.”
Coincidentally the toll road opens just prior to the expected annexation of Parlin by Gunnison and the arrival of tourist season.

“We have to keep up with the times,” said Peawit who echoed projections that the city of Montrose will be twice the size of Denver by the year 2030.

“Hard to believe, isn’t it,” she quipped.

In a related piece sources are mum with regards to a rumor that the Colorado House has approved a transaction that would send Colorado water to California in return for an extended culture package.

– Uncle Pahgre

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