Washington State expected to raise, expand tolls on freeways over pandemic losses

Tolls are expected to go up on several freeways this year, as the state deals with a significant loss of revenue related to the pandemic.

The tolling revenue has fallen off so much over the last year that the state could be in jeopardy of not being able to pay its bills. It’s expected that tolls will go up on the SR 520 Bridge, the SR 99 Tunnel and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to ensure the state can meet its obligations. There are no plans, right now, to increase the minimum or maximum tolls on I-405 or SR 167, but the state is watching those corridors closely.