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Portmore residents pass resolution for toll roll back

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2013 | 10:10 AM

The Portmore Citizens Advisory Council has passed a resolution calling for the Government to roll back the increase in toll rates.



The resolution was passed at a citizens meeting last night.



Chairman of the Greater Portmore Joint Council Howard Hamilton says Portmore residents want consultations before a final rate is approved.



He also says residents want a change in the vehicle classification for the Portmore leg of the toll road.



The resolution is expected to be served on the Ministry of Transport and Works today.



Come Saturday, motorists using the Portmore leg of Highway 2000 will have to pay approximately 15 per cent more in toll.



It will cost 20 per cent more to use the Spanish Town leg of Highway 2000, 16 per cent more to use the May Pen leg and 12 per cent more to travel through the Vineyards toll plaza in St Catherine.



The Government has said it would have had to pay approximately $500 million to the toll operators, if an increase in toll rates was not granted.



See below for new rates:



Class 1:

Vineyards – from $270 to $310 (15% increase)

Spanish Town – from $90 to $110 (22% increase)

Portmore – from 130 to 150 (15% increase)

May Pen – 60 to 70 (17% increase)



Class 2:

Vineyards – from $370 to $430 (16% increase)

Spanish Town – from $130 to $160 (23% increase)

Portmore – from $200 to $230 (15% increase)

May Pen – $90 to $110 (22% increase)



Class 3:

Vineyards – from $700 to $790 (13% increase)

Spanish Town – from $250 to $300 (20% increase)

Portmore – from $390 to $450 (15% increase)

May Pen – $180 to $200 (11% increase)



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