Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
8/8/2022

Chapter 620. Rules, Regulations, and Rates Concerning Toll and Bridge Facilities

24VAC30-620-10. Applicability and effective dates.

This chapter applies to all Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)-owned and VDOT-operated toll facilities, unless and until, by agreement or law, authority to operate and set tolls is provided to another public or private entity.

Statutory Authority

§ 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR385-01-68 § 1, eff. October 4, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 26, eff. October, 18, 1995; Volume 21, Issue 15, eff. May 22, 2005; Volume 38, Issue 2, eff. October 14, 2021.

24VAC30-620-20. General conditions and criteria concerning suspension of toll collection.

A. Tolls may be temporarily suspended on any toll facility subject to this chapter, under the following conditions:

1. The Commissioner of Highways or his designee has investigated or assessed a threat to public safety on or in the vicinity of the toll facility; and

2. As a result of the investigation or assessment, the Commissioner of Highways or his designee believes that a temporary suspension of toll collection will alleviate an actual or potential threat or risk to the public's safety, or facilitate the flow of traffic on or within the vicinity of the toll facility.

B. Incidents which may justify the temporary suspension of toll collection operations include, but are not limited to, the following: natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and floods; accidental releases of hazardous materials, such as chemical spills; major traffic accidents, such as multi-vehicle collisions; and any other incidents deemed to present a risk to public safety.

C. Any mandatory evacuation during a state of emergency as defined in § 44-146.16 of the Code of Virginia shall require the temporary suspension of toll collection operations in affected evacuation zones on routes designated as mass evacuation routes. The Commissioner of Highways or the commissioner's designee shall reinstate toll collection when the mandatory evacuation period ends.

D. The suspension of tolls and reinstatement of tolls shall be conducted in accordance with internal agency procedures established by the Commissioner of Highways. The Commissioner of Highways may delegate in writing the authority to suspend and reinstate toll collection operations, as a result of the conditions and criteria outlined in this section. This delegation of authority includes following the policies and procedures established by the Commissioner of Highways and specific to each toll facility, governing the investigation and decision-making processes associated with the possible suspension and reinstatement of toll collections.

E. Judicial proceedings arising from any incident resulting in the suspension of toll collection will be conducted as provided for by § 33.2-613 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR385-01-68 § 2, eff. October 4, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 26, eff. October, 18, 1995; Volume 28, Issue 4, eff. November 23, 2011; Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. December 31, 2014; Volume 38, Issue 2, eff. October 14, 2021.

24VAC30-620-30. Rates.

A. The following are the toll rate schedules for the Powhite Parkway Extension Toll Road.

POWHITE PARKWAY EXTENSION TOLL ROAD MAXIMUM RATE STRUCTURE

VEHICLE CLASS

MAIN LINE PLAZA

MAIN LINE PLAZA - EAST & WEST RAMP

RAMP - ROUTE 60

RAMP - COURTHOUSE ROAD

Two axle vehicles1

$0.75

$0.25

$0.25

$0.50

Three axle vehicles

$1.00

$0.35

$0.35

$0.60

Four axle vehicles

$1.25

$0.45

$0.45

$0.70

Five axle vehicles

$1.50

$0.55

$0.55

$0.80

Six axle vehicles

$1.50

$0.55

$0.55

$0.80

1Includes passenger cars, motorcycles, motorcycles equipped with a sidecar, towing a trailer or equipped with a sidecar and towing a trailer, and 2-axle trucks (4 and 6 tires).

B. The following are the toll rate schedules for the George P. Coleman Bridge.

GEORGE P. COLEMAN BRIDGE TOLL RATE STRUCTURE

VEHICLE CLASS1

ONE-WAY RATE

Motorcycles, pedestrians and bicyclists2

$0.85

Commuter ETC cars, vans, pick-ups

$0.85

Commuter ETC two-axle commercial vans/trucks

$0.85

Cars, vans, pick-ups

$2.00

Two-axle, six-tire trucks and buses

$2.00

Three-axle vehicles and buses

$3.00

Four or more-axle vehicles

$4.00

1Commuter toll rates will be available only via the E-ZPass electronic toll collection (ETC) system to two-axle vehicles making northbound crossings on the George P. Coleman Bridge.

2Includes motorcycles equipped with a sidecar, towing a trailer, or equipped with a sidecar and towing a trailer. Motorcyclists requesting this rate must use the manual toll collection lanes because the Automatic Vehicle Identification system cannot accommodate the $0.85 rate.

C. For all designated high-occupancy toll facilities, the toll rates shall vary as necessary to manage the demand to use the facility in accordance with 23 USC § 166.

Statutory Authority

§ 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR385-01-68 § 3, eff. October 4, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 26, eff. October, 18, 1995; Volume 12, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 1996; Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 25, eff. September 30, 1998; Volume 21, Issue 15, eff. May 22, 2005; Volume 21, Issue 22, eff. August 20, 2005; Volume 28, Issue 4, eff. November 23, 2011; Volume 38, Issue 2, eff. October 14, 2021.

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