Some Maryland Tolls to Double for Trucks

Maryland tolling officials approved a revised tolling plan this week after considering more than 4,000 comments received this summer; some truck tolls will double by July 2013.

For instance, at the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95, I-395), Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895) and Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695), five-axle tolls will go from the current $12 to $18 on Jan. 1, 2012, and $24 on July 1, 2013.

On the JFK Highway (I-95) and TJH Bridge (US 40), the toll for five-axle vehicles will go from the current $30 to $36 on Jan. 1, 2012, and to $48 on July 1, 2013.

On the Harry W. Nice Bridge on U.S. 301, as well as the William Preston Lane (Bay) Bridge on U.S. 50/U.S. 301, five-axle tolls will go from $15 to $24 to $36.

The plan is projected to generate approximately $90 million in its first full year to pay significant debt for rehabilitating MDTA’s aging bridges, tunnels and highways and for constructing additional highway capacity in the Baltimore and Washington regions.

Toll rates for vehicles with three or more axles were last raised at all facilities in 2009.

For specifics on the toll increases, click here.

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