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Dulles Toll Road Rates Rise Again Tuesday

As scheduled, tolls on the on/off ramps and at main plaza to rise by 25 cents.

The cost of driving on the Dulles Toll Road is about to rise again, on Tuesday.

Beginning Jan. 1, the toll rate on the Dulles Toll Road will increase by 25 cents at the Main Toll Plaza to $1.75.  Toll rates on the on/off ramps will increase by 25 cents to $1.

These amounts but the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has deferred making a decision on tolls for 2015. There will be an additional increase in January 2014 to $2.50 at the main plaza.

The toll increases are necessary, in part, for the Airports Authority to operate and maintain the Dulles Toll Road and to construct the Metrorail Silver Line, which will begin operating in Dec. 2104.

While Phase 1 of the Silver Line is being built with $900 million in federal dollars, Phase 2 is relying on a large amount from MWAA and local governments to get the $3.2-billion extension built.

Phase 2 will run from Reston's Wiehle Avenue to Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County.

The two-year schedule for new toll rates was approved by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors in November after conducting several public hearings.  

Under its agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Airports Authority assumed the responsibility to operate and maintain the Dulles Toll Road for a 50-year period beginning in November 2008.

 

New Toll Rates 

Vehicle Type

At the Main Toll Plaza

(reflects 25¢ increase)

At the On/Off Ramps

(reflects 25¢ increase)

2 Axles

             $1.75

              $1.00

3 Axles

             $3.50

              $2.00

4 Axles

             $4.50

              $2.50

5 Axles

             $5.25

              $3.00

6 or More Axles
(Maximum Toll)

             $6.25

              $3.50

 

For more information click here. 

 

 

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David A. LaRock December 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM
People are being treated like cash cows so go to NO TOLL INCREASE.org and sign the petition. http://notollincrease.blogspot.com/p/sign-petition.html You WILL be paying $6.75 ONE WAY TO TYSONS, 3 times today's toll, by 2018. No way should WE, DTR users, be paying for 75% of the Silver Line, Phase 2 costs and over 54% of the entire project costs from W. Falls Church to Dulles. This is leadership failure! Solution: Tolling the Airport Access Road Read more here: http://notollincrease.blogspot.com/2012/12/solution-tolling-airport-access-rd.html

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