Delaware Memorial Bridge tolls set to rise

Just in time for summer traveling, tolls will increase at midnight Friday on the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

The new rate for passenger cars and small trucks will rise from $3 to $4, and for commercial vehicles it will be $5 per axle, according to the Delaware River and Bay Authority.

The authority said it expects the new tolls to generate approximately $22 million in revenue to fund a capital improvement program.

At about 11:55 p.m. Friday, southbound traffic headed into Delaware may experience a delay as the new toll rates are programmed into the system, the authority reported.

Among the planned improvement projects are a $29 million phase of the ongoing I-295 highway improvement program; more than $51 million for various upgrades to the bridge; and $15 million for dock and other work at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.

Delaware Memorial Bridge tolls set to rise