North-South highway toll discount period extended, gov't still negotiating fees
Motorists who use the new North-South link of Highway 2000 will continue benefiting from reduced toll fees, as the discount has been extended for a second time.
The discount was scheduled to expire two days ago, but Transport Minister Mike Henry says he is still negotiating with stakeholders to decide on appropriate toll fees.
PHOTO: Transport Minister Mike Henry
However, he hasn't given a new deadline for the expiration of discounted fees.
The reduced toll fees were first announced in March after public outcry caused Prime Minister Andrew Holness to secure a 25 per cent discount on the proposed toll rates.
Some of the proposed rates would see motorists paying as high as $3,700 for a one-way trip on the thoroughfare.