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Monday, November 28, 2022

RIDOT to Open 10 Truck-Only Tolls by April of 2020


The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start to collect tolls from truck drivers at a variety of new locations in the next year as part of their truck-only tolling initiative.

There are currently only two truck-only tolls operating in the state, but that will change starting July of 2019.

On July 31, a new toll gantry located on Route 6 at the Woonasquatucket River Bridge will open and begin collecting tolls from truck drivers.

Following this opening, the RIDOT plans to open additional truck-only tolling gantries roughly every month until April 2020.

  • Gantry #4 located on Route 146 at Route 116 is set to go live on August 14, 2019
  • Gantry #5 also located on Route 146 at Scott/Leigh Road is scheduled to open on September 25, 2019
  • Gantry #6 on I-95 at Roosevelt will go live on October 30, 2019
  • Gantry #7 on I-295 at Greenville Avenue is slated to go live November 11, 2019
  • Gantry #8 also on I-295 at Plainfield Pike is set to launch on December 6, 2019
  • Gantry #9 on I-95 at Centerville will open on December 19, 2019
  • Gantry #10 on I-95 at Oxford will go live January 13, 2020
  • Gantry #11 on Route 146 at Farnum is slated to open on March 12, 2020
  • Gantry #12 on I-195 at Washington will open on April 13, 2020

RIDOT says the cost of the tolls will vary: “The toll rates will vary from site to site, ranging from $2.00 to $9.50. The median cost is $3.50. For RFID (i.e. E-ZPass) equipped tractor trailers, tolls are limited to once per day, per direction and there is a cap of $20 for a through-trip on I-95 as well as a daily cap of $40 per day no matter how many tolls a tractor-trailer goes through.”