According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, on Wednesday of last week, an advisory committee recommended that the state of Washington charge drivers for use of the Seattle Highway 99 tunnel during peak-travel hours.
The committee recommended that during peak hours, large trucks pay $3.13 per trip and commuters pay $1.25, and during off-peak hours, trucks would be charged $2.50 and cars would pay $1.00.
Medium-duty trucks would be charged $1.50 during off-peak hours and $1.88 during peak hours.
“Collecting tolls of $1.25 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays meets the $200 million funding target and minimizes diversion, committee members said,” the Puget Sound Business Journal reported.
Construction on the tunnel began in July 2013. The tunnel is expected to open in late 2015.