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I-95 TRAVEL ALERT: The Francis Scott Key Bridge, the I-695 spur over the Patapsco River, has been critically damaged and is closed. Alternate routes include the Fort McHenry Tunnel and the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

Downtown Expressway (VA 195) Tolls And Toll Calculator

Including Payment Types And E-ZPass Information

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Tolls On the Downtown Expressway

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How much does it cost to take the Downtown Expressway?

Use The Toll Calculator For A Specific Trip

 Toll Calculator 

If you are traveling the full length of the Downtown Expressway, these tolls currently apply for the following vehicle classes:

▹ Toll as of September 1, 2023.

Any 2-axle vehicle, including motorcycles

E-ZPass $0.90

Cash/AET $1.00

Any 3-axle vehicles, trailers or combos

E-ZPass $1.10

Cash/AET $1.10

Any 4-axle vehicles

E-ZPass $1.20

Cash/AET $1.20

Any vehicle 5-axles or more

E-ZPass $1.30

Cash/AET $1.30

E-ZPass rate applies to VA E-ZPass ONLY! All others use Cash rate.

Calculator A Specific Trip Below

 Toll Calculator 

NOTICE: Every effort is made to provide you the official current, accurate tolls for the roadway you are traveling.

Paying This Toll

Who collects toll payments on The Downtown Expressway?

Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority ▹

WARNING! You can NOT pay with just a license plate toll on this road.

How You Can Pay Tolls

cash

pass

app

plate

card

 ▹ RELATED: Plate Payments ▹ 

Compatible Transponders

These Can Be Used On The Downtown Expressway

  • Primary
  • Compatible Passes
  • E-zpass
  • E-zpass
  • epass xtra
  • i-pass
  • quick pass
  • riverlink
  • sunpass pro
  • uni

Calculate A Toll On The Downtown Expressway

 Toll Calculator 

Data source: RMTAonline.org

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Downtown Expressway Toll Calculator

Use of road signs, highway markers, agency insignia or other logos does not imply any affiliation or endorsement.
NOTE: EXIT NUMBERS WILL NOT CORRESPOND TO MILE MARKERS ON ALL ROADWAYS.

NOTICE: Every effort is made to provide you the official current, accurate tolls for the roadway you are traveling.

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Downtown Expressway Basic Facts

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Distance, Direction & Destinations

The following is a synopsis of the Downtown Expressway

  • ► Approximate Total Distance: 3.9 miles/6.3 kilometers
  • ► Travel Direction: Westbound and Eastbound
  • ► Starting exit and mile marker: Powhite Parwkay at MM 0.00, in Richmond.
  • ► Ending exit and mile marker: I-95 at MM 3.90, in Richmond.
  • ► Major Destinations:

    • ▷ Richmond

▸ TOTAL DISTANCE MEASURES DRIVING DISTANCE BETWEEN STARTING AND ENDING EXITS FOR THIS ROADWAY

 MORE: ROAD & EXIT MAPS ▹ 

Travel Times

  • 4 minutes @ 55 m.p.h.
  • 3 minutes @ 65 m.p.h.
  • 3 minutes @ 75 m.p.h.

Obey all speed limits! Travel times are approximate and are based on ideal travel conditions. The times displayed here do not take into account any variations in speed, including time taken for rest stops, fuel stops, lodging, adverse traffic conditions or other delays.

Toll Reference

TOLL CLASSES IN GENERAL

The most important thing to remember when counting axles is that you count ALL axles with wheels touching the ground. If the wheel is on the ground, the axle to which it is connected is counted by the toll agency levying the charges.

The following vehicle types or classes apply for your travel on the Downtown Expressway. In many cases, the only defining factor for your vehicle class is the number of axles. A guide for all classes and payments for Virginia may be found on the toll payments page.

Remember, when counting axles, make certain to count all axles with wheels touching the ground. Be sure to include axles on any trailers your vehicle may be towing. That is the criteria for determining the total axles on your vehicle.

 ▹ RELATED: Toll Payments ▹ 

CLASSES ON THE DOWNTOWN EXPRESSWAY

Tolls on the Downtown Expressway are calculated based on the number of axles for your vehicle.

The Downtown Expressway has 4 axle designations.

When calculating a toll, the following options will be available in the calculator's drop-down menu:

  •  ▸ Any 2-axle vehicle, including motorcycles 
  •  ▸ Any 3-axle vehicles, trailers or combos 
  •  ▸ Any 4-axle vehicles 
  •  ▸ Any vehicle 5-axles or more 

Counting Axles Guide

Guide to counting axles
▹ When counting axles, remember to count ALL axles with wheels touching the ground, including axles on any trailers you may be towing. This is the calculus tolling agencies will use to determine the number of axles on your vehicle.

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