The tolls collected go towards repaying the bonds and VDOT, in addition to the covering expenses for operations and maintenance of the roadway and facility.
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There is one Main Toll Plaza which is located approximately at mile marker 4.2. There is an additional Auxiliary Plaza in each direction to handle peak summertime volumes.
The toll rate increased on May 1, 2011 for the first time since the opening of the Expressway. The City routinely reviews and analyzes the Optimum Toll Rate to meet the requirements of the Bond Indenture. The next toll increase is scheduled for May 1, 2021. Scheduled toll increases are necessary in order to meet financial obligations. The Chesapeake Expressway is part of the Chesapeake Transportation System along with the improved Dominion Boulevard corridor. On July 10, 2012, the Chesapeake City Council approved the initial toll schedule for the Chesapeake Transportation System.
The debt is anticipated to be paid off by 2051. At that point the City Council can consider removing the tolls.
Yes, the Transportation Toll Facilities Advisory Committee is comprised of 5 members (citizens) as appointed by City Council under City Code Sec. 2-620.30 through 2-620.33 adopted by ordinance February 17, 2009
The Chesapeake Expressway offers a discount for frequent users. The more you use the Expressway, the more you save. Visit the Discount Program page to learn more and to sign up. There is no designated “local rate”.
There are no discounts for seniors or round trips.
“Full Service” lanes are for customers wanting to pay their toll with cash, get a receipt or ask for directions. Our “E-ZPass Only” lanes are for E-ZPass members only and are non-stop, 45 M.P.H. lanes.