Here are the toll rate increases happening in 2018 for Toll 183A, 290 Toll and SH 71

Toll rates are increasing on three Austin-area toll roads, including Toll 183A.

Toll rates are increasing on three Austin-area toll roads, including Toll 183A.

Three Austin-area toll roads will see toll prices increasing in 2018.

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
    Tag: $0.42
    Mail: $0.56

  • Crystal Falls mainlines
    Tag: $1.07
    Mail: $1.43

  • Scottsdale Drive ramp
    Tag: $0.60
    Mail: $0.80

  • Park Street mainlines
    Tag: $1.51
    Mail: $2.01

  • Brushy Creek ramps
    Tag: $0.60
    Mail: $0.80

  • Lakeline mainlines
    Tag: $0.56
    Mail: $0.75


290 Toll: overall increase of 5 cents for full trip


  • U.S. 183 direct connector ramps
    Tag: $0.57
    Mail: $0.76

  • Springdale Road ramps
    Tag: $0.57
    Mail: $0.76

  • Giles Lane ramps
    Tag: $0.57
    Mail: $0.76

  • Giles Lane mainlines
    Tag: $1.15
    Mail: $1.53

  • Harris Branch Parkway ramps
    Tag: $0.57
    Mail: $0.76

  • Parmer Lane mainlines
    Tag: $0.57
    Mail: $0.76


SH 71 toll lane: overall increase of 2 cents for full trip


  • FM 973 mainlanes
    Tag: $0.89
    Mail: $1.19

By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and later senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels.



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