Rates on Austin-area tolls go up in the new year

Toll road (File Image)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Starting Jan. 1, 2017, taking certain toll roads in the Austin-area will cost you more.

The Texas Department of Transportation is increasing toll rates on the ones they operate. TxDOT operated tolls in Travis and Williamson counties are: SH 130 (Segments 1-4), State Highway 45 North, Loop 1 (from Parmer Lane to SH 45 North) and SH 45 Southeast.

For most drivers, the 1.1 percent increase will mean an average increase of one cent per toll. The last time the rates went up on TxDOT operated tolls was in January 2015.

Tolls operated by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority will also be going up in the new year. CTRMA says there will be an increase of one to two cents on its tolls.

Austin-area toll roads (TxTAG)
Austin-area toll roads (TxTAG)