New year means higher toll rates for Downtown, Midtown tunnels

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Ringing in the new year means watching the Times Square ball drop, toasting with champagne with friends... and paying more the next time you drive through the Portsmouth-Norfolk tunnels.

Beginning January 1, 2018, the toll rates for the Downtown and Midtown tunnels will go up, according to Elizabeth River Crossings.

During peak hours, from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Monday through Friday:

  • Rates for E-ZPass passenger vehicles will increase from $1.95 to $2.09.
  • Rates for registered/pre-paid pay-by-plate customers will increase from $3.60 to $3.81.
  • Rates for unregistered pay-by-plate customers will increase from $5.25 to $5.53.

During all other (non-peak) hours, including holidays and weekends:

  • Rates for E-ZPass passenger vehicles will increase from $1.65 to $1.73.
  • Rates for registered/pre-paid pay-by-plate customers will increase from $3.30 to $3.45.
  • Rates for unregistered pay-by-plate customers will increase from $4.95 to $5.17.

For more information, visit the Elizabeth River Tunnels website.

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