For the first time in about 15 years it could soon cost you more the drive across the Delaware River on certain bridges and some drivers will be paying twice as much.
The Burlington County Bridge Commission wants to double the toll for some regular drivers crossing the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol bridges. Under the proposed rate hike it would cost $3 for E-ZPass customers and $4 for cash customers to cross the bridges between Pennsylvania and New Jersey compared to the $2 it currently costs. The price of tolls will also go up for multi-axle trucks, buses and RVs.
The commission would use the increased revenue toward $110 million in future maintenance including $45 million to replace the roadway across the Burlington-Bristol and $43.5 million to repaint the Tacony-Palmyra as well as less expensive projects.
Before the tolls would go into effect, the commission will hold public meetings on Aug. 10 at the Commission's offices at 1300 Route 73 South in Palmyra; and Aug. 11 at the Commission's Maintenance Building at 260 Reed Street in Burlington City, said the commission. Commuters are welcome to comment at those meetings but first alert communications director Liz Verna by email or phone at (856) 829-1900.