Toll charges website?
July 22, 2006 8:36 AM   Subscribe

Is there a website that lists the toll charges for major highways in the US?

My husband and I will be traveling from Wisconsin to Massachusetts next month. We are trying to calculate the amount that should be allotted for tolls. Is there an easy way to do this?
posted by alexmikayla to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total)
This Wikipedia article listing toll roads has links to various toll roads in the U.S. and to a website that has prices listed.
posted by chitlin at 8:46 AM on July 22, 2006

Assuming you stay on the Interstates -Madison to Boston:
I90(Illinois) to I80/I90(Indiana/Ohio) to I90 to I87(NY) to I90(Mass):
Skyway $2.50
NW Tollway $4.20

Indiana Toll Road $4.15

Ohio Turnpike $8.95

New York:
NYS Thruway $15.20

Mass Turnpike $4.60

= $39.60

There may be a tollway in Chicago I missed, as well as misc bridges and such, but it's a pretty good guess.
If you stay south from mid-Ohio, you could probably avoid a big chunk of the tolls, but you'd probably end up burning more in added gas than you save. YMMV.
posted by madajb at 9:20 AM on July 22, 2006

OT: If a website to do this doesn't already exist, it might be a really neat project to start. And if 'back road' routes around the tollbooths were mentioned, it would be even neater.
posted by fogster at 9:38 AM on July 22, 2006

also OT: I was thinking just last week, after having to take a long drive filled with small tolls that I didn't get receipts for and wondering how to calculate expenses, that a website that calculated tolls for a given route would be amazing. I googled for one, but found nothing. Seems like an advertizing moneymaker to me. Wish I knew how to make one.
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:35 AM on July 22, 2006

If you know your route, you might try poking around each state's website or if they have one, their DOT's website for that sort of thing. I know Pennsylvania's Turnpike, for instance, has its own website with a toll calculator. It would be piecemeal, but you could approach it from that angle.
posted by Dreama at 3:15 PM on July 22, 2006

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