If you are going to be traveling this holiday season, and you are on a budget, you will want to keep your eyes peeled for toll plazas that are sure to empty your pocket book. Drive safe, and stay away from these congested coin-consuming connectors.
There are seven major toll roads in California including I-10 and I-110 as well as many other US highways and state routes.
Toll roads in Colorado include E-470 with a 47-mile length of $12.25. US-36 to Broomfield is 11-mile for $3.00. There is even a 7-mile portion of I-25, with tolls from $. 50 to $3.00.
Route 236 in the state of Kansas runs 236-miles with eleven exits along the way. This Kansas Turnpike is currently broken into four different interstate highways I-35, I-335, I-470 and I-70. Travelers who venture the whole 236 miles pay nearly $11.00 for the trip.
Residents and visitors of Oklahoma pay to drive on just over 550 miles of toll roads. Turnpikes litter the state, but you feel the pinch mostly along I-44, so keep your eyes peeled for the many Turnpike signs, and maybe look for back roads that will get you to your destination.
Residents of Texas, or those just passing through, have the joy of driving on just over 500 miles of toll roads on over 20 varying routes including portions of I-10. The benefit here is that so many of the tolls are located in rural areas that drivers are able to enjoy the increased speed limits that they provide.
Louisiana has six toll roads including portions of I-95 and US-17. Louisiana is in the process of completing the Baton Rouge Loop, Lafayette Regional Expressway, and LA-1, a new elevated expressway. Toll charges are $7.00 with just over 100 miles of highway.
Alabama claims multiple toll roads including the Alabama River Parkway, Emerald Mountain Expressway, Foley Beach Express, Montgomery Expressway, and the Tuscaloosa bypass. Drivers are charged $1.25 to $3.00 depending on how far they travel.
With at least 35 tolls and nearly 500 total miles of toll ways, Florida has a multitude of tolls. The toll road with the highest set toll cost is the Mainline from Miami to Orlando where the driver pays $17.20. Tolls are $1.00 to $2.00 with the exception of a few costing over $5.00. They have to maintain their tourist-wrecked roads somehow.
There are 23 miles of toll road in South Caroline. Drivers can expect to pay $1.50 to $6.00 depending upon their exits. This toll road includes portions of US-287 and I-85.
Toll roads in Virginia include I-168 SR 168 (Chesapeake Expressway), parts of I-95 (Downtown Expressway), I-267 (Dulles Greenway/Dulles Toll Road), I-895 Pocahontas Parkway, and I-76 (Powhite Parkway).
The majority of Illinois toll roads are located in or near Chicago. Along with many other states, Illinois has slapped a toll onto sections of I-90. The area has also added tolls to I-80, I-88, and I-94 as well as other connector interstates. If you are on a budget, steer clear of Chicago interstates!
The Indiana Toll Road, better known as the Indiana East-West Toll Road, takes travelers for just over 156-miles and is known as the "Main Street of the Midwest." This stretch is part of Interstate 90 in the northern portion of the state. There are 24 tollbooths with fixed amounts at each toll exit. Drivers can pay as little as $1.90 or as much as just over $8.00.
Residents and visitors of Pennsylvania pay to drive on over 550 miles of toll roads. This includes the multi-interstate Pennsylvania Turnpike of I-70 and I-76.
The State of Maryland has three toll routes, I-95 (John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway), I-895 (Harbor Tunnel Thruway), and MD-200 (Intercounty Connector) and an Express toll on I-95 just completed in 2014. Keep your wallet open!
I-95 and I-295, the Delaware Turnpike and JFK Memorial Highway, runs for 11-miles and toll is set at $4.00. Koreans Veteran Highway runs for 51-miles with a toll of $2.00 weekdays and $4.00 weekends.
As the gateway for many into New York City, New Jersey has multiple toll roads to help maintain their overly-driven roads.
Residents and visitors of New York pay to drive on over 550 miles of toll roads including the New England Thruway on sections of I-95.
A stretch of I-90 called the Massachusetts Pike, runs for 138-miles with tolls set at $5.00. The Ted Williams Tunnel runs 8,448 feet, mostly underwater, with a toll of $3.50 for passenger vehicles heading westbound only.
New Hampshire toll roads include a portion of I-95 called the Bluestar Turnpike, traveling 14-miles for a total of $2.00. The Everett Turnpike has a 39-mile stretch of road, toll is set at $2.00, and US-16 runs for 33-miles with a toll of $1.50.