Hearings Set on Proposed Toll Road Hike

The public is invited to learn more about the proposal to increase rates on the Dulles Toll Road at three hearings set for August and September.

Under the proposal, tolls would increase by 25 cents at the Main Toll Plaza and at the ramps in 2010, and then by another 25 cents at the Main Plaza in the years 2011 and 2012. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which oversees operations of the toll road as part of the Dulles Metrorail extension project, set the hearings at these locations and on these dates:

Monday, Aug. 24: 5-8 p.m.
Ashburn Elementary School
44062 Fincastle Drive, Ashburn

Thursday, Sept. 3: 5-8 p.m.
McLean High School
1633 Davidson Road, McLean

Wednesday, Sept. 9: 5-8 p.m.
South Lakes High School
11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston

According to the MWAA Web site, at the sessions, there will be informational exhibits about the Metrorail Project; the cost and financing of the Metrorail Project; the Dulles Toll Road and potential improvements that may be made to the Toll Road in the future; the revenue anticipated to be raised as a result of the proposed toll increases; and how this additional revenue will be spent.

Those who can’t attend the hearings can find exhibition information at www.mwaa.com/tollroad. The public also may subt comments on the Web site the website once the exhibit information is posted in August.

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