‘Worst single traffic hot spot in nation’ to get I-95 express-lane extension with 10 more miles of tolls | richmond.com

The tolls on the lanes will be all electronic and will feature the same “dynamic pricing” as the existing lanes, in which tolls climb higher as usage increases. That feature, which also exists on the Interstate 66 express lanes, has drawn fire from some drivers, who have seen tolls exceed $40 during certain times.

“It’s always a choice,” said Layne, who will become secretary of finance in Gov.-elect Ralph Northam’s administration. “There’s always a free alternative. You don’t have to pay a toll if you don’t want to. You can stay in the free lanes, or you can carpool and get in the express lanes.”

Mike McGurk, a Transurban spokesman, said his company anticipates that tolls on the extension will average between 50 cents and a dollar per mile.

As of Dec. 6, he said, the highest price drivers have paid on the existing I-95 express lanes was $46.25, a spike sparked by a crash on the express lanes themselves. Just 10 vehicles paid that toll.

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