Tolls reduced on Santiago’s North By-Pass
SANTIAGO. The price of tolls on the “Avenida Circunvalación Norte” (the North By-Pass) in Santiago was reduced yesterday, after different sectors complained of the high cost to be paid to use the new road. This had caused a marked reduction in traffic flow along the by-pass.
The new prices were authorized by the Ministry of Public Works and have begun to be applied as of 6:00 am yesterday morning.
Now, cars, minivans, SUVs and pickups will pay RD$100, which is a reduction of RD$50.00; in the meantime, the micro-buses and minibuses will benefit from a reduction of RD$90.00 and starting now they will pay RD$180.
At the same time, the buses and two axle trucks, which before paid RD$360 will not pay RD$240 and the vehicles of three or more axles that paid RD$600 will now pay RD$300.
The toll manager, Jesus Tatis, said that after the reduction of the toll prices, they expect a greater flow of vehicles along the road, which was opened on 24 February 2014 by President Danilo Medina.
“When the people find out about the lower price, I am sure that more vehicles will come through here,” Tatis said.
Nevertheless, the driver Juan Santana, who uses the road to take his pickup from Canabacoa, Santiago, to the Northwest Line, said that the tolls are still too high.
“They have to lower the price to RD$75.00, if they make this reduction, a lot of people will come through here, that I can assure you,” said Santana.
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