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Update: 520 bridge tolling to start Dec. 29

The Washington Transportation Department says tolling on the Highway 520 floating bridge will begin at 5 a.m. on Dec. 29.

The department plans to use tolls to help pay for a new bridge project that will cost more than $4 billion. Pontoons are already under construction to replace the 48-year-old bridge with a new six-lane bridge.

The toll rates will vary depending on traffic, up to $3.50 during the peak commute. The toll will be automatically deducted from drivers with a Good to Go transponder. Other drivers will be mailed a bill with a $1.50 surcharge.

The department has been running ads telling Seattle drivers that tolling will start this month on the Highway 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington.

Bellamy Pailthorp covers the environment for KNKX with an emphasis on climate justice, human health and food sovereignty. She enjoys reporting about how we will power our future while maintaining healthy cultures and livable cities. Story tips can be sent to
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