PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – All electronic tolling at the Downtown and Midtown tunnels begins Saturday, Feb. 1 and WAVY.com is here on Toll Patrol.
The initial fee for an EZPass is $35 and will go toward future toll costs. An additional maintenance fee of a 50 cents will also be deducted monthly. If you don’t have an EZPass, you can still pass through the Midtown and Downtown tunnels, but it will cost you more.
Instead, you can register your license plate and you will receive a bill in the mail. If you don’t register your plate, and don’t have an EZPass, you will receive a more expensive bill in the mail.
The peak rates for vehicles with an EZPass is $1. If you register your plate instead, the cost is $1.75 and if you do neither, you will receive a bill in the mail for $2.50 per trip. Off peak prices are 75 cents, $1.50 and $2.25 respectively.
Peak times run from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. For more information on peak and off peak hours click here.
You can buy your pass from other states that may have lower initial costs or maintenance fee. But, those take some time to arrive in the mail and you will have to register them once they arrive.