Mackinac Bridge commuter tolls to increase Jan. 1, other tolls remain unchanged
– Mackinac Bridge commuter toll rates will increase to $2.10 per crossing on Jan. 1, 2013.
– All other toll rates for Mackinac Bridge traffic will remain the same.
– This toll rate increase is part of the long-term maintenance and preservation of the Mackinac Bridge.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) reminds motorists that only the commuter toll rate will increase effective Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. The new commuter rate will be $2.10 per crossing, provided commuter card holders make their return trip within 36 hours of the first one. The expiration date for commuter cards was eliminated in July 2012.
After a series of public hearings in December 2007, the MBA board opted for incremental toll rate increases to help fund a long-term maintenance and preservation program that includes a complete deck-replacement project within the next decade. The 55-year-old Mackinac Bridge is maintained and operated exclusively with toll revenue.
The MBA will work diligently on its long-term preservation strategy to continuously review and implement a variety of cost-saving measures, as appropriate, in the future.