Next year, drivers who use portions of Highway 407 will see an increase in their bills.
Tolls on the 108-kilometre highway that stretches from Burlington to Pickering have been frozen since 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
That will change from February 2024.
Highway 407 ETR, which manages tolls, said the new toll schedule would be introduced on the 1st of the month. They cited the return to normal traffic following the pandemic as the reason for ending the four-year freeze.
Drivers of light vehicles, including most cars and light trucks, will see fare increases ranging from 1 cent to 11 cents per kilometer, depending on the time of day and the distance traveled.
The agency says the price increases could mean less than $5 per month for the average customer.
The express route has four zones, and fares vary depending on the time of day. For example, if he travels between the QEW and Highway 401 at around 7 a.m. on a weekday, the driver could charge him about 49 cents per kilometer westbound and about 55 cents eastbound. there is.
As of February 1, 2024, the same distance will cost approximately 58 cents westbound and 60 cents eastbound.
A complete breakdown of the fee schedule can be found on the Highway 407 ETR website.
These charges are separate from those set by the state government for the section of the motorway that begins in Pickering and ends in Clarington.