Triangle Expressway toll rate to increase Jan. 1

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The toll rates for the Triangle expressway will increase starting Jan. 1, 2019.

In 2008, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority Board adopted a schedule of annual toll rate increases based on the financing requirements of the Triangle Expressway project, which set an average 3.5 percent increase for 2019.

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For people who have an NC Quick Pass, the cost will increase 12 cents to $3.37 on the 17.4 miles on the Triangle Expressway between N.C. 147 at I-40 and the N.C. 55 Bypass. For bill-by-mail customers, the cost will go up 20 cents to $5.17 for the full stretch.

According to a release from NCDOT, "toll revenue is used to help pay off the bonds sold to fund the $1 billion highway, as well as overall maintenance including road repairs, signs, mowing and winter weather preparation and response."
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