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UDOT raising Express Lane prices

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- It’s about to be a little more expensive to drive in the toll express lanes in Utah.

The Utah Department of Transportation will increase the price in each Express Lane beginning July 14.

“The increased fee is intended to curb crowding in the country’s longest continuous Express Lanes, stretching 72 miles from Layton to Spanish Fork,” a press release from UDOT said.

UDOT public information officer John Gleason says federal regulation requires speeds in those lanes to stay above 45 mph. He says currently, speeds drop as low as 31 mph during peak drive times in Salt Lake County.

Gleason says the price will range from 25 cents to two dollars, depending on freeway congestion.

“During the 2018 Legislative session, lawmakers approved a maximum toll increase to as high as $4 to encourage more carpooling. UDOT opted to only increase the maximum to $2 per segment,” Gleason said.

Express Pass holders with questions or concerns can contact customer service at (815) 813-9127.

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