Triangle Expressway Toll Rate Increase To Take Effect on January 1, 2018

For NC Quick Pass customers, the cost to travel the full length of the Triangle Expressway will increase by 12 cents to $3.25

Triangle Expressway Toll Rate Increase To Take Effect on January 1, 2018
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December 21, 2017

An increase in the toll rate for the Triangle Expressway in Wake and Durham County will take effect on Monday, January 1, 2018. The scheduled fee increase is required by the bond covenant created for the funding of the highway.

Pre-Scheduled Fee Increase

In 2008, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority Board adopted a schedule of annual toll rate increases based on the financing requirements of the Triangle Expressway project, which set an average 3.5 percent increase for 2018.

For NC Quick Pass customers, the total cost to travel the full 17.4 miles of the Triangle Expressway between NC 147 at I-40 in Research Triangle Park and the NC 55 Bypass in Apex will increase by 12 cents to $3.25. For bill-by-mail customers, the cost will go up 16 cents to $4.97.

What's the money for?

Revenue raised through the Triangle Expressway tolling process is used to help pay off the bonds sold to fund the $1 billion highway, as well as overall maintenance including road repairs, signs, mowing, and winter weather preparation and response.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) says that plans and work are currently underway for upgrades to the Triangle Expressway. A new interchange at Morrisville Parkway in western Cary is currently scheduled to open to traffic in late 2019.

Where can the NC Quick Pass be used?

In August, NC Quick Pass started offering free NC Quick Pass transponders and 60 percent off NC Quick Pass E-ZPass compatible transponders ($7.40 + tax). Motorists who use a Quick Pass transponder on the Triangle Expressway have the largest coverage area of toll program interoperability in the nation. The NC Quick Pass is interoperable with toll roads and bridges that accept Florida's Sun Pass and Georgia's Peach Pass.

The NC Quick Pass E-ZPass compatible transponder can also be used on dozens of toll highways and bridges across 15 additional states served by E-ZPass including Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia.

More Information

For NC Quick Pass information, including payment and purchase options, call 1-877-7MY-PASS (1-877-769-7277) or visit the NC Quick Pass website.