Virginia Toll Facilities
Virginia has several toll facilities, located in Northern Virginia, central Virginia and Hampton Roads.
E-ZPass, an automated toll collection system that allows motorists to pay without stopping at the toll booths, is available on the 495 and 95 Express Lanes, Dulles Toll Road, Dulles Greenway, George P. Coleman Bridge, the Powhite Parkway, Powhite Parkway Extension, the Richmond Downtown Expressway, and Pocahontas Parkway. To register for E-ZPass, call 1-877-762-7824 or visit the E-ZPass Web site.
The 495 Express Lanes are four managed lanes – two lanes in each direction – located in the middle of Virginia’s Capital Beltway from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road (about 14 miles). The 95 Express Lanes are located in the middle of I-95 from Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to just north of Edsall Road in Fairfax County. The 95 Express Lanes are reversible with traffic flowing northbound during morning weekday commutes and southbound for weekday afternoon and evening trips.
These Express Lanes, or high-occupancy toll lanes, charge for vehicles carrying one or two people. Vehicles carrying three or more people, buses and motorcycles travel toll-free.
The toll varies depending on traffic congestion. There are no booths; tolls are collected electronically and E-ZPass is required in all vehicles using the lanes.
An E-ZPass Flex allows drivers to switch between toll mode and free mode. Toll mode is for when there’s a driver only, or a driver and one passenger. Free HOV-3 mode is for when there are three or more people in the vehicle.
Only two-axle vehicles and buses are permitted on the Express Lanes.
The 14-mile toll-road stretches from the Capital Beltway west to Dulles International Airport. The road is operated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). For toll rates, a list of interchanges, travel alerts and other information on the road, see MWAA's Dulles Toll Road information online at http://www.mwaa.com/tollroad/toll.htm.
The 14-mile privately owned toll road connects to the Dulles Toll Road at Route 28 and extends west to Route 15 at Leesburg. Tolls vary depending on vehicle size, toll collection location, and time of day. For more information: view the Dulles Toll Road Extension comprehensive agreement (23 MB), visit the Dulles Greenway's website at http://www.dullesgreenway.com/ or call 888-707-8870.
The Downtown Expressway and Powhite Parkway, along with VDOT's Powhite Parkway Extension (Route 76):
These roads form a 16-mile highway network that extends from Interstates 95 and 195 in Richmond into central Chesterfield County. Tolls range from 15 cents to $1.50, depending on vehicle size and toll collection location.
The Downtown Expressway and Powhite Parkway are operated by the Richmond Metropolitan Authority (RMA).
Those with questions about toll violations for the Downtown Expressway, Powhite Parkway and Powhite Parkway Extension should call customer service at (877) 762-7824.
For general information about the RMA's Downtown Expressway or Powhite Parkway toll facilities, call 804-523-3300.
For general information about VDOT's Powhite Parkway Extension toll facilities, call 804-378-3403. Powhite Parkway Extension rates.
The bridge is owned by the Richmond Metropolitan Authority.It spans the James River and connects the Westover Hills community to Maymont Park in the city on Route 161.
Many Richmonders still call the Boulevard Bridge the "Nickel Bridge" because of its initial five-cent toll.
Tolls are 25 cents for two-axle vehicles and 50 cents for three-axles. Vehicles with more than three axles aren't permitted.
The 23-mile bridge and tunnel structure stretches across the bay to connect Virginia's Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach. It is operated by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District. Tolls vary depending on vehicle size – click here for the toll schedule. For more information, call 757-331-2960.
This one-mile bridge carries Route 17 traffic over the York River between historic Yorktown and Gloucester County. The tolls listed below are collected in the northbound direction only. For more information on the tolls, call (804) 642-1400 or e-mail: hamptonroadsinfo@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Commuters: 85 cents
Motorcycles: 85 cents
Two axles: $2
Three axles: $3
Four or more axles: $4
* Motorists in two-axle vehicles can qualify for the commuter rate by enrolling in the E-ZPass program and making three trips across the bridge in 90 days. E-ZPass is an automated toll collection system that allows motorists to pay tolls without stopping at the toll booths.
The Chesapeake Expressway is a fast and convenient 16-mile long, four-lane divided highway linking Interstate 64 in Chesapeake to North Carolina and the Outer Banks.
From I-64, take exit 291B to Route 168, the Chesapeake Expressway.
E-ZPass is accepted and travelers can sign up for the discount program for a significant break on the tolls.
It is operated by the city of Chesapeake.
South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, Route 337
This private toll bridge opened in October 2012 and spans the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River.
With quick connections to I-464 and I-264, it’s an alternative route when neighboring bridges and tunnels are congested.
The fixed, high-rise bridge is one of the tallest in Virginia and not subject to openings for maritime traffic. It also has been designated an official Virginia truck route without height or weight restrictions.
The Jordan Bridge features two undivided lanes plus a pedestrian sidewalk separated from traffic by a concrete barrier.
A fully-electronic video capture system accepts E-Z Pass to maximize convenience for drivers, but an E-ZPass is not required for travel. There is no toll plaza and cash is not accepted.
Vehicles traveling without an E-ZPass will be mailed an invoice for their travel fees.
Standard travel fees
Passenger vehicles and motorcycles (two axles) Pay by E-ZPass: $1.50 Pay by plate: $3 Pay by mail: $4
Additional fees of $1 per additional axle apply to multi-axle vehicles.
For more information, visit www.SNJB.net.
The parkway is a direct drive connecting Chesterfield County (Chippenham Parkway - Route 150) to eastern Henrico County (Interstate 295) and the Richmond International Airport.
The Richmond Airport Connector Road, a direct link between Pocahontas 895 and the airport, opened in January 2011.
The toll is $3 ($3.25 during the morning and afternoon commutes). E-ZPass riders can use the high-speed open lanes, allowing them to travel through the toll facility at highway speeds.
For more information, visit http://www.pocahontas895.com/using_pocahontas_895/toll_prices.html or call 804-822-3420.
Since July, 2012, Elizabeth River Crossings has maintained and operated both facilities that connect Norfolk and Portsmouth. The Downtown Tunnel on Interstate 264 is the oldest crossing of the Elizabeth River. The Midtown Tunnel on U.S. Route 58 opened in 1962 as the second tunnel between the cities.
- Maximum vehicle height: 13 feet, 6 inches
- Maximum vehicle width: Up to 8 feet, 6 inches (without permit); to 11 feet (with permit)