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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 2:07am
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — After years of construction, drivers are just weeks away from experiencing El Paso's first toll lanes.
Officials with Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority, say they are just waiting for the contractor to finish some last minute touch ups.
This means, the toll lanes on the Cesar Chavez Border Highway could open sooner but are slated to open January 10th.
Pricing for use of the toll lanes will vary based on the time of day, starting at a base rate of $0.10 per mile.
The minimum toll for any trip will be $0.40.
Large trucks and trailers will be unable to use the toll lanes, while emergency and public transit vehicles will be exempt from tolls.
There will be two tolling points in each direction, between Midway Drive and Yarbrough Drive, and between Yarbrough and Padres Drive.
Entrance and exit points will favor drivers taking longer trips with only two exits from the toll lane for eastbound travelers, one before Yarbrough Drive and another before the Zaragoza Port of Entry.