State commission approves tolls for I-405 express lanes between Bellevue, Lynnwood
KIRKLAND, Wash. — The Washington State Transportation Commission approved Interstate 405 express lane tolls Wednesday night that will range from a minimum of 75 cents to a maximum of $10.
The express toll lanes will open later this year on the north end of I-405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood.
Highlights of the commission’s toll rate for the I-405 express toll lanes include:
— “Good To Go” toll rates will range from a minimum of 75 cents to a maximum of $10. It is estimated that the typical toll will range from 75 cents to $4.
— Carpools with three or more people will be exempt from paying a toll at all times, and carpools with two people will be exempt, except during weekday peak hours (5-9 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.). Motorcycles, transit vehicles, and van pools will also be exempt.
— To use the express toll lanes free, drivers must meet the occupancy requirements, have a “Good To Go!” account and have a “Flex Pass,” which will be offered by the Washington State Department of Transportation soon.
— Drivers without a “Good To Go!” account can also use the express toll lanes and will receive a bill in the mail for their trip. Drivers who chose this option will pay $2 above the posted “Good To Go!” rate in effect at the time of the trip.