Implementation of new toll rates delayed

Implementation of new toll rates delayed

Sunday, June 28, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Transport and Mining says the operators of the Highway 2000 (North-South Link) and the Highway 2000 Phase 1 (East-West) Toll Roads have indicated that, given the impact of COVID-19 on the nation's economy, they will delay charging the new toll rates as was stated in the Notices of Intention to Vary Toll, which were published on Thursday, June 25.

The Tolling Policy Agreement, as outlined in the Concession Agreements, provides that the Concessionaires may apply for an annual increase in toll tariffs, the ministry outlined.

It also noted that the publication of the notices of intention to amend the Highway 2000 (North-South Link) Toll Order, 2014 and the Highway 2000 (Part of Phase 1) Toll Order, 2006 to provide for a variation in the toll rates is in keeping with the government's obligation under the Concession Agreements.

The operators of both legs of Highway 2000 — Transjamaican Highway (TJH) Limited and the Jamaica North South Highway (JNSH) Company Limited —submitted their applications to vary the toll, as stipulated under the Agreements.

However, they both indicated that the new rates, which ordinarily would have taken effect in July, would not be implemented at this time, the transport ministry said.

The public will be notified by the toll operators before new rates are implemented.

The published rates represent the maximum that may be charged but it is at the discretion of the operator to apply discounts as they have customarily done.

The ministry said it continues to receive feedback, which are normally reviewed and considered in the final decisions regarding applications of new rates.

Feedback can be given to the Toll Authority at 11a – 15 Oxford Road, Third Floor, Kingston 5. The agency may be contacted via telephone: 876-929-5119, 1-888-991-4692, fax: 876-929-1612 or Email: tollauthority@mtw.gov.jm

Proposed rates:

Spanish Town Toll Plaza:

Class 1

Current rate: $170

Proposed new rate:$190

Class 2

Current rate: $260

Proposed new rate: $290

Class 3

Current Rate: $470

Proposed new rate $530

Portmore Toll Plaza:

Class 1

Current rate: $240

Proposed new rate: $260

Class 2

Current rate : $380

Proposed new rate: $420

Class 3

Current Rate: $730

Proposed new rate $790

Vineyards Toll Plaza:

Class 1

Current rate:$480

Proposed new rate: $510

Class 2

Current rate : $700

Proposed new rate: $750

Class 3

Current Rate: $1,320

Proposed new rate $1,400

May Pen Toll Plaza:

Class 1

Current rate:$120

Proposed new rate: $130

Class 2

Current rate:$200

Proposed new rate: $220

Class 3

Current Rate:$400

Proposed new rate $440

Proposed rates for North South leg of Highway 2000:

Caymanas to Angels

Class 1: from $200 to $240

Class 2: from $350 to $480

Class 3: from $600 to $725

Class 4: from $100 to $120

Caymanas to Linstead

Class 1: from $550 to $690

Class 2: from $1,050 to $1,380

Class 3: from $1,650 to 2,065

Class 4: from $250 to $345

Caymanas to Unity Valley

Class 1: from $900 to $1,100

Class 2: from $1,750 to $2,205

Class 3: from $2800 to $3,305

Class 4: from $450 to $550

Caymanas to Lydford

Class 1: from $1,150 to $1,345

Class 2: from $2,300 to $2,690

Class 3: from $3,450 to $4,035

Class 4: from $550 to $675

Caymanas to Ocho Rios (Mammee Bay)

Class 1: from $1,400 to $1,670

Class 2: from $2,600 to $3,335

Class 3: from $4,200 to $5,000

Class 4: from $700 to $835

Angels to Linstead

Class 1: from $350 to $480

Class 2: from $700 to $960

Class 3: from $1,200 to $1,440

Class 4: from $200 to $240

Angels to Unity Valley

Class 1: from $750 to $895

Class 2: from $1,400 to $1,785

Class 3: from $2,250 to $2,680

Class 4: from $350 to $445

Angels to Lydford

Class 1: from $950 to $1,135

Class 2: from $1,900 to $2,270

Class 3: from $2,900 to $3,405

Class 4: from $450 to $570

Angels to Ocho Rios (Mammee Bay)

Class 1: from $1,200 to $1,455

Class 2: $2,400 to $2,910

Class 3: from $3,700 to $4,365

Class 4: from $600 to $730

Linstead to Unity Valley

Class 1: from $350 to $440

Class 2: from $750 to $885

Class 3: from $1,100 to $1,325

Class 4: from $150 to $220

Linstead to Lydford

Class 1: from $550 to $685

Class 2: from $1,100 to $1,370

Class 3: from $1,700 to $2,055

Class 4: from $250 to $345

Linstead to Ocho Rios (Mammee Bay)

Class 1: from $850 to $1,005

Class 2: from $1,700 to $2,010

Class 3: from $2,550 to $3,015

Class 4: from $400 to $505

Unity Valley to Lydford

Class 1: from $200 to $285

Class 2: from $450 to $570

Class 3: from $700 to $855

Class 4: from $100 to $145

Unity Valley to Ocho Rios (Mammee Bay)

Class 1: from $500 to $605

Class 2: from $1,000 to $1,210

Class 3: from $1,550 to $1,815

Class 4: from $250 to $305

Lydford to Ocho Rios (Mammee Bay)

Class 1: from $250 to $345

Class 2: from $550 to $690

Class 3: from $850 to $1,035

Class 4: from $150 to $175


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