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Triangle Expressway Toll Rate - 13.5 cents per mile

According to a recent article in Toll Road News, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority has announced a 13.5 cents per mile toll rate on the yet to be built 19 mile Triangle Expressway.

The toll rates are listed for electronic cashless transponders (like EZ-Pass) which will be the primary source of collection on the proposed toll road.

There will be four mainline toll plazas on the highway charging various tolls. Beginning with a toll plaza near the current NC 540 interchange with Davis Drive (Exit 68) 50c, 60c, 75c, and 30c tolls will be charged at each successive toll plaza. In addition, tolls from 25 cents to 75 cents will be charged at various on and onramps. For a more detailed view of the proposed toll schedule see below:

Source: Toll Roads News

The toll rate again is for those with transponders. If you do not own a transponder, the tolls can be two or three times the 13.5 rate depending on how you are registered. Since the Triangle Expressway will be a automated toll road, there is no traditional human-operated toll booths on the highway, tolls will either be collected by transponders or by mailed billing via video registration. Motorists who have registered their vehicles and addresses for video registration could face a toll twice the amount of those with a transponder. Those traveling the highway that are not registered (out of state vehicles, rental cars, etc) may face a charge of three times the 13.5 cent per mile toll.

Currently, Turnpike Officials hope to have the highway open in 2010. However, there is still the problem of gap financing plaguing the final construction of the highway. Until the legislature approves funding from either the highway trust fund or general fund to cover the remaining cost of the highway, the Triangle Expressway will remain a dotted line.

Comments

Bob Malme said…
The gap funding may come soon, if the proposals of the governor's 21st
Century Transportation Committee are approved. They are proposing ending
the practice of transferring $172 million annually from the Highway Trust
Fund to the state's General Fund. About $75 million of which would go to
the Turnpike Authority. See:
http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/2789331/

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