For-profit California toll road announces rates

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Truckers driving through California’s San Diego County soon will have the option of taking a 10-mile express toll road for $11.25, three times what four-wheelers will pay. The South Bay Expressway, scheduled to open this summer, extends from State Road 54 in Spring Valley through eastern Chula Vista to SR 905 in Otay Mesa near the border crossing.

For a four-wheeler, the entire expressway will cost $3.50 when using a FasTrak transponder and $3.75 if paying cash. South Bay Expressway Ltd. is a division of the Macquarie Infrastructure Group, a private company based in Sydney, Australia. The company is building the road and will manage it for profit for 35 years, after which ownership of the road shifts to the California Department of Transportation.

For more information, visit www.southbayexpressway.com, where the slogan is “We’re putting the fun back in San Diego driving!”