Route 1 tolls in Delaware will increase Aug. 1

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Tolls along Route 1 in Delaware will increase on the weekends beginning next month.

According to the Delaware Department of Transportation, the increase will be $1 above the current weekend toll rates for all vehicle classes, except oversize loads. Ramp tolls in Smyrna and Dover will not change.

The new weekend rates are as follows:

-Class 2 Passenger Vehicle $3

-Class 3 Vehicle $5

-Class 4 Vehicle $6

-Class 5 Vehicle $7

-Class 6 Vehicle $8

-Wide Load Permit Vehicle $11

The new toll rates will go into effect at 7 p.m. on Friday Aug. 1.

DelDOT plans to use the extra revenue to fund paving and other transportation projects across the state. The agency will also borrow $20 million to help fund infrastructure projects.

The increase comes after the state leaders decided not to pursue a plan that would have raised the state’s gas tax by 10 cents a gallon.

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