West Virginia proposes doubling turnpike toll rates

April 9, 2018

Tyson Fisher


Motorists driving through West Virginia may see a toll increase in the future. Last week, the West Virginia Parkways Authority proposed a toll increase that could double the current amount.

During a board meeting on April 5, West Virginia Parkways Authority board members made a unanimous decision to move forward with a proposal that will double the toll rate while also allowing a single-fee discount program.

If the proposal passes, a single-fee discount E-ZPass will be available to Class 1 passenger vehicles only. Drivers of Class 1 vehicles could purchase the discount pass for $24 through the end of the year. The discount pass is good for three years and allows unlimited access. After 2018, the single fee pass will cost $25.

For motorists without an E-ZPass, the toll rate will double. Mainline toll plazas for passenger vehicles will go from $2 to $4. Class 8 commercial vehicle (five-axle truck) rates will double from $6.75 to $13.50.

Before the West Virginia Parkways Authority moves forward, four public meetings will be held in May. A final decision will be made in June.