Dulles Toll Road rates set to increase beginning in January


Dulles Toll Road rates will be going up in the near future.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors voted Wednesday to raise rates for the main toll plaza from $2.50 to $3.25 and ramps from $1 to $1.50 beginning in January.

For vehicles with three axles or more, toll rates – which already are higher than two axles – will also go up.

The Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee, a group that includes officials representing the Commonwealth of Virginia, local governments in Northern Virginia and the Airports Authority, reviewed and recommended the rates – the first toll increase since 2014 – adopted by the Board.

“We appreciate the invaluable feedback from communities interested in the Airports Authority’s toll rate setting process,” Airports Authority Board chairman Warner Session said in a statement. “Through the meetings and the online forum, we received not just toll rate comments, but also actionable recommendations to consider on a range of subjects.”

Session said the toll increase is mainly due to help finance Phase 2 of the Silver Line construction project, which MWAA is managing. Construction is funded by a combination of toll road revenues, airport contributions, and federal, state and local government appropriations.

The Silver Line extension includes 11 new stations that will serve Tysons Corner, Reston, Herndon, Washington Dulles International Airport and Ashburn.

MWAA said the next planned toll rate increase will be in 2023.

The Airports Authority is led by a 17- member board of directors appointed by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, the Mayor of Washington, D.C., and the president of the United States.

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