Dulles Toll Road New Rates Go Into Effect on January 1

Published: December 16, 2011

25¢ Increase at Main Toll Plaza; Tolls at On/Off Ramps Remain the Same




Effective January 1, 2012, the toll rate on the Dulles Toll Road will increase by 25 cents at the Main Toll Plaza to $1.50. Toll rates on the on/off ramps will remain 75 cents.

A three-year schedule for new toll rates was approved by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors in November 2009 after conducting a series of public hearings. This included toll rate increases of 25 cents at the Main Toll Plaza each January through 2012. Public hearings and Board action would be required for any future rate changes along the Toll Road beyond 2012.

The toll increases are necessary for the Airports Authority to fulfill its commitment to operate and maintain the Dulles Toll Road and to construct the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. That commitment is contained in agreements with the Commonwealth of Virginia and local governments in Northern Virginia, and is based in substantial part on the parties’ agreement that funding for the Metrorail Project is to come from Dulles Toll Road revenues, as well as contributions by the federal government, the Commonwealth, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, and the Airports Authority.

Under its agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Airports Authority assumed the responsibility to operate and maintain the Dulles Toll Road for a 50-year period beginning in November 2008.

Note: The Dulles Greenway is a privately owned roadway connected to the Toll Road and is not owned or managed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. MWAA does not set toll rates on the Greenway.

Toll Rates Effective January 1, 2012

Vehicle Type

At the Main Toll Plaza
(reflects 25¢ increase)

At the On/Off Ramps
(no change)

2 Axles



3 Axles



4 Axles



5 Axles



6 or More Axles
(Maximum Toll)




For more information about the Dulles Toll Road and the process the Airports Authority follows before setting new toll rates, please visit our website at www.mwaa.com/tollroad/1147.htm.