Tolls going up on Delaware Memorial Bridge

Delaware Memorial Bridge.
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By KYW Newsradio 1060
NEW CASTLE, DE (KYW Newsradio) — Tolls are going up at midnight Tuesday night on the Delaware Memorial Bridge connecting Salem County in New Jersey with New Castle County in Delaware.

More than 50,000 cars per day use the twin bridges that are a major connector between the southern end of the New Jersey Turnpike and I-95.

Passenger car tolls will go from $4 to $5 a round trip with discounts in place for frequent users and those who have New Jersey or Delaware E-ZPass. The $32 million in additional annual revenue will fund a number of repair and improvement projects on the bridge and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.

Delaware River and Bay Authority spokesman Jim Salmon talked about some of those projects. 

“Some of the major projects include bridge paint removal and recoating, suspension rope replacement, major steel work repairs, pin and link rehabilitation on the bridge itself, the new ship collision protection system and bridge deck repairs to both structures," Salmon said. 

New toll rates go into effect at midnight. Additional revenue will be used to fund our infrastructure projects. For more info, please click: tjm #netDE #netNJ

— Del Memorial Bridge (@demembridge) April 30, 2019

So the Delaware Memorial comes into line with the four DRPA bridges: the Walt Whitman, Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry spans. The lone cheaper alternatives are $4 bucks on the Tacony Palmyra and Burlington Bristol bridges.