With the Fourth of July just around the corner, here are some summer travel tips to help you (and your guests) navigate the state’s toll roads this summer.
How visitors can stay Good To Go!
If you have family or friends visiting this summer, this webpage can help visitors navigate our state’s toll roads and billing options. Did you know you can add a guest’s license plate to your Good To Go! account without installing another pass? Or, if you’d rather the in-laws took care of their own bills, then a short-term account is a great way for them to save money and avoid toll bills being sent to them back home. Just remember, if you’re driving a rental please check with the rental agency to see if they add any extra toll charges that are outside of our control.
|The I-405 express toll lanes will be open and free to all,|
even without a pass, on the 4th of July.
Toll rates on the SR 520 bridge will increase starting Friday, July 1. The new rates will be about 20 cents higher for Good To Go! customers, with a slightly higher increase for Pay By Mail customers which will be $2 more than the Good To Go! pass rate. There won’t be any increase to toll rates on any other toll road, including the Tacoma Narrows Bridge where a planned toll increase was cancelled thanks to new funding from the state legislature.
With the warmer weather, motorcycle riders are hitting the roadway. A reminder that motorcyclists travel toll free on I-405 with a free motorcycle pass. Motorcyclists also ride for free on SR 167 HOT lanes (no pass needed) but need to pay tolls on the SR 520 and Tacoma Narrows bridges.
|New toll rates on the SR 520 bridge begin on Friday, July 1.|
Customer service update
Customer service has been one of our top priorities, and we’re excited to announce several updates. This week we’re going to implement additional safeguards to help ensure that you don’t get caught off guard by an unexpected bill. If you have a Good To Go! account and you receive an unpaid toll bill (which can happen for several reasons) we’re adding additional notices by phone and email to warn you before you receive a civil penalty. Make sure to keep your contact information up to date so that we can reach you with important account notifications. But don’t panic if you do receive a penalty as one phone call is now all it will take to get unwanted late fees or civil penalties reversed if you ever do get caught by surprise.
On the Fourth of July, toll rates on SR 520 will be on holiday rates and the I-405 express toll lanes will be free and open to all.
Have a safe and happy holiday!