WVa Lawmaker Offers Tips On Beating Tolls

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Bluefield, W.Va. (AP) -- Even as tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike are set to increase, a Mercer County lawmaker is giving advice on getting a free ride.

Republican Delegate John Shott submitted detailed driving directions for bypassing the 88-mile highway's three toll plazas to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, which the newspaper published.

The alternate routes include Cabin Creek Road in Kanawha County and U.S. 19 in Raleigh and Mercer Counties.

Shott says the alternate routes should add about 30 minutes to the drive from Princeton to Charleston.

Starting Aug. 1, tolls on passenger cars will go from $1.25 to $2 and on large trucks from $4.25 to $6.75.

Drivers who buy a West Virginia E-Z pass will get discounts, but Shott says he doubts many people will do so.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by sumwrnwv Location: ravenswood on Jul 20, 2009 at 06:34 PM
    Those routes are fine for cars...but dont get caught on them with a 65 ft long tractor trailer...grossing 80,000...bigtime tickets..
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