The toll on I-895 (Harbor Tunnel) and I-95 (Fort McHenry Tunnel) has raised from $3.00 to $4.00. In addition, the northbound I-95 toll after crossing the Susquehanna River has risen from $6.00 to the current $8.00. The southbound toll after crossing the Delmarva Peninsula has increased from $5.00 to $6.00.
The toll on I-495 (Capital Beltway) has stayed at $1.50. The toll on U.S. 1 (Ocean Gateway Bridge) has stayed at $1.00. The toll on Route 50 (Bayview Bridge) has dropped from $10.00 to $9.00.
Tolls can vary depending on the time of year and how full the bridges are. For example, during peak periods such as the summer, tickets must be displayed prominently in the driver's side window. Otherwise, drivers could be fined as high as $250.
The toll increase will go into effect on December 31, 2014. Drivers who fail to pay the additional charges will have their vehicles seized until the debt is paid off. If you have an outstanding balance from a past violation, you will need to pay it before you can renew your tag.
In conclusion, tolls will rise in Maryland beginning December 31, 2014.
Department of Transportation of Delaware The toll on the Maryland/JFK Highway (I-95) is $8.00 round trip, payable northbound. Toll rates on the MDTA: The John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway is named after John F. Kennedy. The Harbor Tunnel/Ft. McHenry Tunnel toll is $4.00 each trip (depending on traffic circumstances). The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel toll is $1.50 each way.
Tolls can only be paid with a credit card or cashier's check; there are no discounts for students or senior citizens. There is also a $7 fee for each vehicle towed by an authorized dealer.
In addition to these fees, motorists will also need to pay attention to how much gas they use. The more fuel that is consumed, the more money will be owed at the end of the month. With over 5 million people living in New York City and its surrounding suburbs, the demand for transportation is high, which means higher tolls. The mayor has said that he wants to increase them every year, so as not to discourage any potential visitors to the city.
The Maryland Transportation Authority collects a total of $115 million in annual revenues through tolls alone.
Tolls on I-95
|JFK Memorial Highway (I-95) Baltimore, MD to MD/DE State Line||$8.00|
|JFK Memorial Highway (I-95)||$6.00|
|JFK Memorial Highway (I-95) E-ZPass Commuter Discount***||$2.80|
What will the new Mass. Pike toll be?
|Ted Williams Tunnel||$1.50||$2.05|
A mainline toll gantry is located north of the Maryland border, and ramp toll gantries are located on the southbound exits and northbound entrances at the DE 299, DE 71, and Jamison Corner Road interchanges. For passenger cars, the mainline toll gantry costs $4.00 with E-ZPass and $5.60 with toll-by-plate. The ramp toll gantries are free with cash or check.
Route 301 was once part of the Northeast Corridor, a high-speed rail line running from Washington to Boston. Construction began in 1933 and was completed in 1937. The first section of route ran between Baltimore and Philadelphia; the final section connected Washington with Boston. In 1998, after more than 80 years of service, the last train ran on the corridor. Since then, Maryland has maintained the route as a public highway while planning an upgrade to the roadway's deteriorating bridges and other infrastructure. While some sections of the route have been improved, most of it remains too narrow for modern traffic demands and lacks any type of bicycle lane.
In October 2014, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that state funds had been secured to begin work on a new bridge over the Patuxent River near Laurel. The new bridge will be a cable-stayed structure that will connect US 301 with Delmarva Parkway. It is expected to open in 2019 at a cost of $150 million.
The current bridge across the Patuxent River is one of two remaining pre-1937 crossings of the river.
Turn left onto Christina Parkway (west) and continue for approximately 1.1 miles. Elkton Road will bring you to a dead end. Take a left onto Elkton Road, where you will see an I-95 sign. Stay on Elkton Road to get to I-95 southbound, and you'll save $4 in tolls for a 5-minute detour!
If you're driving from Delaware, turn east onto I-95 South. If you're coming from Virginia, take the Capital Beltway north to I-95 North.
The quickest way to I-95 is through Baltimore/Washington International Airport. BWI has two terminals: Terminal C has ATMs, currency exchange, food vendors, gift shops, and parking; while Terminal D has similar options but no parking. Both have buses that connect with most BWI terminals across the country.
From the BWI airport, take Interstate 95 south to Exit 7A (Wrightsville Avenue). Turn right onto Wrightsville Avenue and follow it until it ends at I-95 southbound. The trip takes about 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
The drive down I-95 is not particularly scenic, but it's quick and there are plenty of businesses to stop at if you need gas or food.
The route is also used by many drivers heading to Virginia's beaches or to visit one of the many national parks located in the area.