Ouch – Those Route 301 tolls in Delaware

If they did a Yelp review onthe new Route 301 bypass, the newly opened toll road would get one star.

The newly opened 14-mile route that aims to deal with a growing traffic nightmare in Middletown, comes with a hefty $4 toll. It’s comparable with the Delaware Turnpike (I-95), but pricier per mile than Route 1, the toll road that will connect with the bypass.

Commuters typically don’t have to deal with the turnpike, since tolls are taken on the Maryland line. That does not stop Delaware’s shakedown from leaving a bad taste in the mouths of out of state motorists. A southbound trip on I-95 through the Delaware tolls runs more than 40 cents a mile.