You Might Start Having To Pay Tolls On Two Oregon Interstates


On July 6th Oregon Legislature passed a transportation bill that is meant to raise $5.3 billion over the next decade in order to pay for freeway expansions and mass transit improvements. This includes the first bicycle sales tax in the nation as well as... toll roads. 

It calls for toll roads on I-205 and I-5 on the OR-WA border and continuing throughout Portland and ends when the interstates merge in Wilsonville. A toll on these roads is set to differ, for example driving during rush hour at 8 am is going to cost you more than if you were driving at noon. This alone is predicted to raise $1.1 billion in congestion and freight relief projects. 

In order for the toll roads to happen they will have to have the proposal approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission by December 31, 2018. 

More info HERE!