The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has opened both the northbound and southbound lanes of the US 301 Mainline.
What you need to know.
The nearly 14-mile road will be opening in stages beginning after the morning rush hour with the new southbound lanes opening first.
The Middletown bypass stretches from Route 1, at Biddles Corner, to the Delaware state line with Maryland.
Two-axle vehicles with an E-Z Pass tag will pay $4 to drive the length of the road. $5.60 without E-Z Pass. Fines if you don’t pay.
Six-axle vehicles with an E-Z Pass tag will pay $12 to drive the length of the road. $14.40 without E-Z Pass. Fines if you don’t pay.
The new toll-road will not have a cash option or toll booths for that matter. If you’re not an E-Z Pass subscriber you will get a bill in the mail.
It cost $636 million and it took three years to complete.
$22.7 million Expected annual toll revenue by 2022
14,000 Vehicles expected per day when the road opens
20 Percent anticipated reduction in traffic on local roads
$50 Fine for ignoring toll bill
65 Mph speed limit