North South Highway rate increases take effect today
Starting today, some motorists will pay more to use the North South Highway, which runs from St Catherine to St Ann.
The increases mostly range from between $50 and $100.
The new rates take effect at 10 o’clock tonight.
Highway operators, Jamaica North South Highway Company, says under its concession agreement it was allowed a 16-18 per cent increase in toll rates, but it decided to keep the rates low.
It says US inflation rate and the devaluation of the Jamaican dollar are the main factors that influence increases in toll rates.
It further says the company is also challenged by the current economic climate in Jamaica.
It says although faced with these challenges, it continues to do its best to serve consumers.