The A30 Express will increase the toll rates to access the express route on February 1 to $1.95 per axle, for a total of $3.90 for a category-one standard vehicle.
The rate for category-two vehicles (equal to, or more than 230 cm in height) will increase to $2.90 per axle.
According to A30 Express, the business responsible for completing Highway 30 between Chateauguay and Vaudreuil-Dorion, the rate formula – established in agreement with the provincial Ministry of Transport to calculate the tolls – is directly linked to traffic on the autoroute. The rate varies for every 2,000 vehicles that cross through the toll station daily. In 2022, around 25,000 passed through each day, while the number increased to over 27,800 vehicles in 2023. The rate hike is the result of this increase in traffic.
Revenues from the collection of tolls is shared with the Transport Ministry above a certain threshold. It is also used to repay the debt incurred during the construction of the A30 and for road maintenance.
Users who own an electric vehicle with a green licence plate cross the toll plaza free of charge with a transponder. Drivers of gas-powered category-one or -two vehicles can access a transponder for free, which offers users quicker passage as well as an electronic statement of account.
The complete list of rates is available at a30express.com. The new tolls will be in effect from February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2025. (SR)