It’s official — tolls will increase on the Downtown Expressway, Powhite Parkway, and the Nickel Bridge. The Richmond Metropolitan Transit Authority board voted for the new rates at its Tuesday, May 9 meeting.
Here’s how rates will change:
- Downtown Expressway | From 70 cents to 90 cents for E-ZPass, $1 cash
- Powhite Parkway | From 70 cents to 90 for E-ZPass, $1 cash
- Nickel Bridge | From 35 cents to 45 cents for E-ZPass, 50 cents cash
On three ramps — Douglasdale Road (Powhite), 2nd Street (Expressway), and 11th Street (Expressway) — the toll will increase from 20 cents to 45/50 cents for E-ZPass/cash.
The change will go into effect on Friday, Sept. 1.
The increase comes after three years of declining revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. RMTA is also planning to upgrade collection machines and repair several aging bridges.