HIGHWAY 99 TUNNEL: Higher tolls starting Friday

Tomorrow’s the day that tolls go up for two state-highway facilities, including the 2 1/2-year-old Highway 99 tunnel, This summer, the Washington State Transportation Commission – which sets toll rates – decided to raise tolls 15 percent in all dayparts. So here’s what that means:

As explained in this announcement following the WSTC’s vote in August, Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls are rising tomorrow too. Tunnel tolls are required to cover a certain portion of costs, and the previously planned 3% tunnel-toll increase next July 1st is still going forward too. After that, another increase might not be necessary for about three years.

2 Replies to "HIGHWAY 99 TUNNEL: Higher tolls starting Friday"

  • skeeter September 30, 2021 (3:32 pm)

    Raising tolls by 15%? That’s outrageous.  I didn’t get a 15% raise this year.  Did you?  Costco has managed to keep the price of a hot dog and soda at $1.50 since 1984.  We should expect the same from our government.    

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