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The proposed electronic tolling network is designed to allow lots of North Carolina travelers to continue making short local trips on I-95 without paying tolls. It would make it difficult, but not impossible, for truckers and vacationers who travel longer distances to use I-95 without paying the toll.
As a result, truckers (25 percent of all I-95 traffic) and out-of-state cars and trucks (55 percent) could actually end up paying more than their share of the tolls.
Check the attached Google map to see how this would affect you and your trips on I-95. Blue icons mark locations for 9 sets of electronic toll sensors on I-95. Pink icons mark the nearest exits, before and after the sensors, where drivers going on or off I-95 also would pay tolls.
All other exits? And that's most of them. Toll-free.
When tolling starts in 2019, a car driving all the way between South Carolina and Virginia probably would be tolled $19.20, DOT says. Tolls for heavy trucks will be higher. (Some truckers have commented that today's story does not mention the fees they pay to use North Carolina roads, even when they buy fuel in other states. I'll be reporting more on the trucker perspective in coming weeks.)
Note: I produced this Google map, based on my interpretation of DOT's report explaining the plan (available at www.driving95.com). Any errors are mine, not DOT's -- so let me know if something looks wrong here.