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Markell Administration to Boost Del. Road Tolls

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DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC) - Driving is about to get pricier for Delaware motorists.

State Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt told lawmakers Thursday that the Markell administration plans to raise tolls on Route 1 by a dollar on weekends to raise more revenue for road maintenance.

The current weekend toll of $2 will increase to $3. The weekday toll will remain at $1.

“Increasing tolls is helpful and was one of the revenue raising options suggested in the state’s Transportation Trust Fund Report," Bhatt said. " We will need to work out the details of exactly when the tolls would be increased, calculate a more precise revenue estimate, and determine how much notification EZPASS customers and other toad users would require. At that point we can refine our revenue projections for the fiscal year based on how quickly we can implement the toll increase.”

Bhatt also said his agency will increase borrowing by $20 million next year to pay for road maintenance and repairs.

The administration's decision comes after lawmakers balked at Gov. Jack Markell's proposal to raise Delaware's gas tax by 10 cents a gallon and increase borrowing by $50 million a year to pay for road and bridge work over the next five years.

Delaware Department of Transportation State Route 1 Toll Rate Calculator: http://www.deldot.gov/public.ejs?command=PublicTollRateCalc


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