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Delaware raising weekend tolls on Aug. 1

Drivers of all other vehicle classes, except oversize loads, also will see weekend tolls increase by a dollar.

The Associated Press

7/15/2014

DOVER, Del. — Weekend motorists on state Route 1 in Delaware will be paying higher tolls starting on Aug. 1.

State transportation officials said Monday that the weekend tolls will increase starting at 7 p.m. that day. The current weekend toll of $2 for regular passenger vehicles will increase to $3.

Drivers of all other vehicle classes, except oversize loads, also will see weekend tolls increase by a dollar.

State officials decided on the toll increases after lawmakers refused to consider Gov. Jack Markell's proposal for a 10-cent gasoline tax increase to help fund road projects.

Transportation officials say the new toll revenue will be used to pay for paving and other transportation projects.

The toll revenue is being supplemented with $20 million in additional borrowing for road projects this year.

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