AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: A video previously attached to this article incorrectly stated that the toll on all of the affected roads would go up by $0.09, but the increase ranges from $0.02 to $0.09.
Drivers in Central Texas are going to have to start paying more to navigate the tolls.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Board approved the increase at its meeting Wednesday. The annual increase is over 5%.
For drivers on highways US 183A, US 290, SH 71, SH 45 Southwest and the toll lanes on 183, the fee will increase from $0.02 to $0.09 per segment, according to a post from the Mobility Authority on Twitter.
On the MoPac express lane, tolls will cost $0.10 per segment. This sets the minimum toll rate at $0.45.
The Mobility Authority said the increase is “consistent” with the Consumer Price Index.
Last year, the increase was 1.37%, according to the Mobility Authority’s website. Rates on MoPac did not increase, even though they are supposed to by $0.05 each year until the minimum rate is $0.50, according to board documents. To account for skipping last year's increase, the board approved increasing it by $0.10 this year.
The change in the toll rate will take effect on Jan. 1, 2022.
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