Dominican Republic sets higher tolls to ‘modernize’ roads
Santo Domingo.- The Fideicomiso RD Vial, the government trust in charge of financing maintenance and new roadworks, has announced that tolls at Las Americas, Duarte, Sanchez, 6 de Noviembre, La Romana and Coral I highways will double in some cases as of Monday, 5 September 2016.
As of Monday, cars, pickups and SUVs (category I) that paid RD$30 will now pay RD$60.
The RD$30 toll had been in effect since 2002. The government says it is applying an indexation adjustment.
Category 2 (microbuses and minibuses) will be charged RD$120, up from RD$50.
Category 3 (3 and 4 axis vehicles) will be charged RD$180, category 4 (5 and 6 axis) RD$240 and category 5 (7 axis and more) will pay RD$300.
At the Coral II, Circunvalación Juan Bosch I and II, Circunvalación La Romana, Circunvalación Santiago, category 1 vehicles 1 will pay RD$100, category 2 RD$200, category 3 RD$300, category 4 RD$400 and category 5, RD$600.
The Public Works Ministry’s RD Vial agency said the increases range from 10 to 140 pesos in some cases and remain the same in others.
Motorists will be paying the higher tolls starting today, accompanied by a vehicular reclassification in all seasons under management, which includes five categories.
It said the tolls are charged according to the vehicle’s number of axles, and stressed that some motorists will pay more, while others might pay less,.
“The adjustment will allow applying the criterion of proportionality with the services received by the citizen or visitor who passes through the various roads of our country, yet the rates still stand below the amount that would apply if the indexing rates were applied equivalent to inflation verified in the last 14 years, that would place the first vehicle category above 100 pesos,” Public Works said in a statement.
RD Vial added that the increase aims to finance “a wide-ranging program to expand and modernize the national road infrastructure.”
Source: DT, DR1
Sep 5, 2016
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