Motorists paid over $2.4 million in Del. tolls on holiday weekend

DOVER — During the four-day Labor Day weekend over 888,000 vehicles passed through Delaware’s toll plaza locations on U.S. 95 and Del. 1, according to DelDOT.
From Friday through Monday, the U.S. 95 Newark Plaza served 395,046 vehicles; 245,569 vehicles passed through the Del. 1 Biddles Corner Plaza; and at the Dover Del. 1 Plaza 247,907 traveled through. DelDOT estimated it took in more than $2.4 million in tolls from motorists during the four-day period along Delaware toll roads.
2016 Labor Day Traffic Counts
(Reflecting a 24-hour period count)
U.S. 95 Newark Plaza
Friday: 104,466
Saturday: 103,350
Sunday: 90,362
Monday: 96,868
Del. 1 Biddles Corner Plaza
Friday: 90,925
Saturday: 54,731
Sunday: 43,176
Monday: 56,737
Del. 1 Dover Plaza
Friday: 90,309
Saturday: 55,962
Sunday: 43,722
Monday: 57,914
2015 Labor Day Traffic Counts
(Reflecting a 24-hour period count)
U.S. 95 Newark Plaza
Friday: 101,894
Saturday: 101,659
Sunday: 86,827
Monday: 101,063
Del. 1 Biddles Corner Plaza
Friday: 84,515
Saturday: 62,360
Sunday: 53,504
Monday: 67,830
Del. 1 Dover Plaza
Friday: 86,799
Saturday: 65,747
Sunday: 55,992
Monday: 72,491
2014 Labor Day Totals
U.S. 95 Newark Plaza: 393,874
Del. 1 Biddles Corner Plaza: 250,647
Del. 1 Dover Plaza: 220,252
DelDOT said 65 percent of the counted trips utilized the convenience of E-ZPass, the electronic toll collection system.
“Motorists can make their trips on U.S. 95 and Del. 1 more convenient by maintaining an E-ZPass account,” a DelDOT news release said.
For an E-ZPass account, go online to www.ezpassde.com and click on “Get E-ZPass.” Customers can also register for an E-ZPass account in person at any Toll Plaza customer service center 24 hours a day, or by calling 1-888-397-2773 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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