Deadly Bridge Collapse | Complete Coverage | Photo Gallery

FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Drivers who like to use the express lanes on I-95 to zip past traffic in the regular lanes will soon have to pay a little more for the privilege.

By mid-February or early March, the maximum toll rate is being increased from $1 per mile to $1.50 per mile, according to The Sun-Sentinel. But that’s not the only increase. The minimum toll is going up from 25 cents a mile to 50 cents.

During the worst rush hours, drivers in the express lanes will shell out $10.50 to drive the seven mile stretch from the Golden Glades to I-395.  The current maximum is $7.

So why the increase?

The object of the express lanes is to keep traffic moving quickly. Tolls fluctuate depending on demand. The heavier the traffic, the higher the price. By increasing the toll, transportation officials think fewer people them or opt to drive at a less congested time.

But this new increase may not be the last. According to the paper, the state plans to raise tolls to $2 per mile if the new maximum rate is reached on 45 days during a six-month period.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Miami

Check Your BracketEnter our national Bracket Challenge game for a chance to win $5,000 Amex gift card.
Get Your Daily DoseHere's some good news just for you.

Watch & Listen LIVE