MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you prefer taking Card Sound Road over US 1 on trips to the Keys, you’ll soon be paying a bit more for the trip.

A new toll rate will go into effect on October 1st.

  • $1.54 for two-axle vehicles: cars, pickup trucks or motorcycles
  • $3.06 for three-axles
  • $4.08 for four-axles
  • $5.10 for five-axles
  • $1.02 per additional axle
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The toll is Toll-By-Plate, or SunPass. An additional $2.50 surcharge is assessed for vehicles tolled via license plate photo.

No cash is accepted at the toll.

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Two discount programs are available for Monroe County residents with two-axle vehicles that use SunPass and have an account in good standing.

The first is a monthly discount program which requires no enrollment. Drivers will automatically receive a 40 percent rebate on their SunPass account after any calendar month that 28 or more one-way trips are made through the toll.

The second is an annual pass is for frequent users, it allows for unlimited trips through the toll. The fee is $370 per year and runs from January 1st through December 31st. Additional information on how to obtain an annual pass will be released later this year.

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The toll helps fund maintenance costs of the road and future repair and replacement of the five bridges along Card Sound Road.