In 2015 Republicans campaigned against $17 tolls on I-66. Well, the new toll package started today and the rate is higher than expected.
From a VDOT press release sent out this afternoon;
Prices for a trip along the entire nine-mile corridor ranged from $4.50 at 5:36 a.m. to $34.50 at 8:36 a.m. Each price remained for six minutes (toll prices are updated every six minutes).As traffic volumes climb, the system responds by raising the toll price to help manage the number of vehicles getting on the roadway, to keep the traffic flowing freely. The price is an indication that the system is becoming fuller and fuller.