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It Now Costs More to Cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge Starting Wednesday

There are ways to save some money as Delaware Memorial Bridge tolls increase

What to Know

  • Toll rates for the Delaware Memorial Bridge are going up at least a dollar for most drivers.
  • The last general toll increase took place in July 2011.
  • The revenue will be used to help fund millions worth of infrastructure projects over the next five years.

It now costs more to cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority's new toll schedule went into effect at the strike of midnight Wednesday, May 1. The price to cross between New Jersey and Delaware increased from $4 to $5 for cars and small trucks that occasionally use the bridge. Commercial vehicles will now pay at least $2 more per axle.

A passenger car or small truck will also save a quarter by using Delaware and New Jersey E-ZPass.

Motorists who participate in the agency's discount programs can save money. Discount rates were adjusted for the second time in more than 30 years from 25 to 22 trips over 30 days. A trip on the commuter plan is just $1.25 while frequent travelers (20 trips in 90 days) will pay $1.75.

The last general toll increase on the road connecting Interstate 295 between busy Interstate 95 and the New Jersey Turnpike took place in July 2011.

The agency says the higher tolls are needed to help fund about $32 million in annual revenue that will go toward the DRBA's $440-million Capitol Improvement Program. 

The agency says about 86,000 vehicles travel the twin spans daily.

The new toll rates are available by clicking here.

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