$1 Added to Weekend Fees to Fund Transportation Projects
Dover -- Tolls will increase on Route 1 for weekend traffic effective August 1, 2014, at 7 p.m., DelDOT announced today. The increase will be $1 above the current weekend toll rates for all vehicle classes, except oversize loads. Route 1 ramp tolls in Smyrna and Dover will not change and all E-ZPass frequent user discounts will remain in effect.
DelDOT has the authority under Title 2, Chapter 14, Section 1403 of the Delaware Code to set toll rates. The choice to increase the Route 1 tolls at this time was made in consultation with the Delaware General Assembly. The new revenue will be used to fund paving and other transportation projects statewide. The added revenue will be supplemented with an additional $20 million in borrowing in fiscal year 2015.
Route 1 Toll Rates Monday - Friday Weekend
Class 2 Passenger Vehicle $1 $3
Class 3 Vehicle $3 $5
Class 4 Vehicle $4 $6
Class 5 Vehicle $5 $7
Class 6 Vehicle $6 $8
Wide Load Permit Vehicle $11 $11
* Weekend toll rates on Route 1 are effective from 7 p.m. on Friday nights until 11 p.m. on Sunday nights.
The Route 1 access ramps at Dennys Road and Boyds Corner will remain a $.50 fee for Class 2 passenger vehicles and $.50 per axle for all commercial class vehicles. The Route 1 access ramp at Smyrna will remain a $.25 for Class 2 passenger vehicles and $.25 per axle for all commercial class vehicles.
Delaware E-ZPass customers will also continue to receive current discount rates. The 50 percent discount for frequent passenger vehicle users who meet the standard of 30-trips-in-30-days will remain in effect. Additionally, commercial vehicles using E-ZPass will continue to receive a 25 percent discount.