South Norfolk Jordan Bridge tolls will increase on New Year’s Day

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Tolls for the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge will go up Jan. 1.

For two-axle vehicles, mopeds and motorcycles using an E-ZPass, the price will rise from $2.75 to $2.99 for each crossing. For cars and motorbikes paying by plate and not with a pass, the price will go from $6.05 to $6.95 per crossing.

For vehicles with three or more axles, including cars with trailers, toll rates start at $6.65 per crossing and may increase based on the time of travel and method of payment. Peak hours are 5:30-9 a.m. and 2:30-7 p.m. on weekdays, which will cost $11.35 per crossing with a pass. Non-peak hours will cost $6.65 per trip with a three-axel vehicle with an E-ZPass. If a driver does not have a pass, it will cost an extra $4.20 for each crossing.

The bridge, which spans between Portsmouth and Chesapeake, remains closed to most traffic due to a Dec. 16 fire at the adjacent Wheelabrator waste-to-energy facility. The bridge was not damaged by the fire but was closed to most traffic due to concern about the structural integrity of the conveyor that passes over the road.

According to a news release, drivers will not experience any increase in tolls as a result of traffic or revenue loss caused by the fire. The bridge will address any traffic and revenue loss with the responsible parties.

Eliza Noe, eliza.noe@virginiamedia.com