Posted: 10:19 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2012

Glitch in 520 bridge toll signs display wrong price rates

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SEATTLE —

Toll signs over the 520 Floating Bridge displayed the wrong price rates Monday morning due to a glitch.

 

At 5:00 a.m. when toll signs went live, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News traffic reporter Jenni Hogan noticed the signs displaying “$1.60.” Around 6 a.m., the signs then read “$2.80.” Both prices displayed are the weekday rates.

 

 At 6:30 a.m., KIRO 7 spoke with the Washington State Department of Transportation toll division director Craig Stone  about the toll signs. Stone said they were fixing the signs and the reason for the delay was because engineers did not get in until 7 a.m. The signs then completely blanked out  and did not show price rates.  Shortly after, the electronic reader displayed “$2.80” again.

 

A press release from the WSDOT said State Route 520 drivers would pay lower weekend and holiday toll rates, which started Saturday. The lower rates would be in effect through the official state New Year's holiday on Monday.

 

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Holiday rates on the bridge are also the weekend rates, which is $1.10.

 

Stone assured that drivers will be charged for the lower holiday rate despite what rate is displayed.

 


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