UPDATE: The new toll starts September 27, 2015.
It’s been a headline in the news for sometime – there’s new tolling happening on I-405 from Lynnwood through Bellevue. 17 Miles of roadway on the Eastside will get a lot more complicated.
The WSDOT website does a decent job of communicating what the express lanes are, why they are starting to toll them, the differences between the toll lanes on I-405 vs. SR 167, and even the overly complicated “dynamic toll rates”.
What hasn’t been covered is WHEN the new tolling will start.
Short answer: WSDOT doesn’t know yet.
Slightly longer answer: WSDOT is expecting to have more information by the 4th quarter of 2015.
Here’s a copy of an email response I received back after personally contacting WSDOT for this basic information:
Dear Robert Williams,
Thank you for contacting the Good To Go! Customer Service Center regarding th I-405 Express Toll Lanes.
Although an exact date has not yet been established, we are expecting more information by the 4th quarter of 2015.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reply or call. Customer Service is available Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Walk-In Center hours and locations, please visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/goodtogo/contacts.htm.
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