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Some facts about the Triangle Expressway

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The Triangle Expressway is an 18.8-mile toll road in southeastern Durham and western Wake counties.

The first phase runs from N.C. 147 to N.C. 540, near the airport. Tolls have been collected on this portion since Jan. 3, 2012.

The second phase runs through Apex. Tolls have been collected there since Aug. 2, 2012.

The third phase links N.C. 540 between Apex and Holly Springs. Tolls began last week.


$5–$20 Cost of NC Quick Pass transponder (sticker or hard case)

$2.34 Toll per trip if you use NC Quick Pass to travel from Holly Springs to I-40 (on map, No. 4)*

$3.59 Toll for the same trip, bill by mail

$2.64 Toll from Holly Springs to RTP (on map, No. 1) with NC Quick Pass

$4.49 Toll for the same trip, bill by mail

$2.62 million Projected revenue, tolls from the first two phases of the Triangle Expressway, January–November 2012**

$3.28 million Actual revenue, January–November 2012

$349,191 Additional revenue from sales of transponders

$353,864 Penalties for failure to pay the tolls, from April 2012, when the turnpike authority began assessing them, to November 2012. Under state law, money from the penalties is allocated to the Department of Public Instruction.

*Two-axle cars and trucks

**Based on 2009 traffic study projections

Source N.C. Turnpike Authority

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