Over 800,000 Motorists Traveled Delaware's Toll Plazas this Labor Day Weekend
Dover -- Over the Labor weekend, 800,000 motorists passed through Delaware's three toll plaza locations on I-95 in Newark, Route 1 at Biddle's Corner, and Route 1 in Dover, an increase over last year.
From Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2, the I-95 Newark Plaza served 394,918 vehicles; 246,732 vehicles were served at Route 1 Biddle's Corner; and 216,177 at Dover's Route 1 Plaza. It is estimated that over $2.3 million was collected in tolls during the four-day period at Delaware's toll plazas.
2012 and 2013 Labor Day Traffic Counts
(reflecting a 24-hour period count)
I-95 Newark Toll Plaza
Friday: 97,504; 102,913
Saturday: 99,036; 103,085
Sunday: 87,151; 92,881
Monday: 94,561; 96,039
Biddle's Toll Plaza
Friday: 74,108; 76,568
Saturday: 60,749; 63,649
Sunday: 46,007; 49,792
Monday: 52,082; 56,723
Dover Toll Plaza
Friday: 56,291; 64,438
Saturday: 51,886; 55,851
Sunday: 38,742; 43,693
Monday: 47,645; 52,195
Sixty-one percent of the counted trips utilized the convenience of E-ZPass, the electronic toll collection system. Motorists can make their trips on I-95 and Route 1 more convenient by maintaining an E-ZPass account. To get an E-ZPass account, go to E-ZPass Delaware and click on "Get E-ZPass." Customers can also register for an E-ZPass account in person at any Toll Plaza customer service center 24 hours a day, or by calling 1-888-397-2773 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. weekdays, and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.
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