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IBMer Patrick Mueller (Twitter handle: @pmuellr) read about (see 1/2/13 story) the start of toll collection on the third and final leg of Triangle Expressway and asked: @Road_Worrier when will the toll rates be posted to the web?
Good question, Patrick.
My multi-part answer is:
(1) I don't know when NCDOT will get around to updating its TriEx website (ncquickpass.com) to show that the toll road now extends south from Apex to Holly Springs, and to show what the tolls are. The road opened Dec. 20 and toll collection started Jan. 2. They should have done this already. (1 p.m. update: They updated the website today, after DOT folks noticed this blog post.)
(2) I reported the toll rates in the paper and posted them online in mid-December.
(3) Below I will attach for a second time the full TriEx map that should have shown up on the ncquickpass.com site by now. (1 p.m. update: And here (PDF) it is on that website now.)It shows each toll collection gantry along the route and the toll amounts collected when you drive beneath each one. But it's pretty confusing for the average driver: Hard to figure out which ones you'll pay on each trip between your personal Point A and Point B. That's because some of them along the way are collected only at off ramps, so they are bypassed by folks not taking the exit.
(4) Here are the tolls you'll pay for some of the typical trips along TriEx. Drivers with N.C. Quick Pass or E-ZPass transponders pay the lowest rate. Other drivers are billed by mail, at a higher rate. Rates are higher for larger vehicles. See ncquickpass.com for more info.
• I-40 at RTP to N.C. 55 at Holly Springs: $2.64 Quick Pass, $4.04 by mail.
• N.C. 54 to N.C. 55 at Holly Springs: $2.34 Quick Pass, $3.59 by mail.
• U.S. 64 at Apex to N.C. 55 at Holly Springs: $1.17 Quick Pass, $1.79 by mail.
• N.C. 54 to N.C. 55 at RTP 52 cents Quick Pass, 80 cents by mail.
• N.C. 55 at RTP to U.S. 64 at Apex: $1.01 Quick Pass, $1.55 by mail.
• N.C. 54 to U.S. 64 at Apex: $1.53 Quick Pass, $2.35 by mail.
• I-40 at RTP to N.C. 55 at RTP: 82 cents Quick Pass, $1.25 by mail.
• I-40 at RTP to U.S. 64 at Apex: $1.83 Quick Pass, $2.80 by mail.
• Green Level West Road to U.S. 64 at Apex: 36 cents Quick Pass, 55 cents by mail.