WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - How much does it cost to get to D.C. from I-66?
On Tuesday, a commuter posted a photo on Twitter showing the toll road nearly reaching $50!
The amount has hit the wallets hard for solo drivers traveling the nine-mile stretch between Interstate 495 and Route 29 in Rosslyn. Those who carpool are able to use the Express Lanes for free. Single drivers have to pay the toll Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the eastbound direction, and from 3 to 7 p.m. in the westbound direction.
In the past, the Virginia Department of Transported has said the toll prices go up and down based on how many people are using the I-66 Express Lanes, and it has kept traffic down and moving by cutting travel time by several minutes.
Most recently, the D.C. Council proposed spending nearly $500,000 to study the idea of charging tolls and a congestion fee to drive in certain parts of the District.
Maryland's plan to expand I-270 and the Beltway has growing public support. Governor Larry Hogan plans to add express lanes with adjustable tolls to the Beltway and I-270, while keeping the existing lanes free.