The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board approved the increases Dec. 13 based on the Consumer Price Index increase of 2.23 percent. The increases amount to 1-3 cents per toll plaza and begin Jan. 1.
The highest increases of 3 cents are at the Park Street Plaza on Toll 183A in Cedar Park and the Giles Lane mainlanes plaza on 290 Toll.
During the board’s Nov. 8 meeting, the directors discussed the possibility of lowering the rate at the Park Street plaza because it has the highest rate of any of the agency’s plazas. The Mobility Authority is also planning to further extend Toll 183A with Phase 3 up to SH 29 in Liberty Hill.
“Now that we’re looking at this thing as a corridor and my discussion with folks in Williamson County, there is an opportunity to relook at the dispersion of tolls up and down the corridor and go closer to a per mile basis,” Mobility Authority Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein said.
The board did not take any action on reducing the Park Street plaza toll rate.
Here are the 2018 rate increases
Toll 183A: overall increase of 6 cents for full trip
- Crystal Falls Parkway ramps
- Crystal Falls mainlines
- Scottsdale Drive ramp
- Park Street mainlines
- Brushy Creek ramps
- Lakeline mainlines
290 Toll: overall increase of 5 cents for full trip
- U.S. 183 direct connector ramps
- Springdale Road ramps
- Giles Lane ramps
- Giles Lane mainlines
- Harris Branch Parkway ramps
- Parmer Lane mainlines
SH 71 toll lane: overall increase of 2 cents for full trip
- FM 973 mainlanes