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Re: Tolled provincial highways
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2013, 03:34:15 AM »

Isn't there still a toll (50p?) on the Harbour Bridge in Saint John on NB1?
Yes, but I didn't count bridges, and I think it's at least $1.

Toll was eliminated about 2 years ago.
Is the 1 freeway completed too? When I was that way it was still under construction for about 30 km.

I just drove NB1 on Monday.  It's all toll-free freeway, and though the part through St. John is still a mess (reminds me of I-68 through Cumberland MD), the rest of it including the newest sections are a fast and pleasant drive. 
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Re: Tolled provincial highways
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2013, 07:14:29 PM »

Highway 407 is technically not a provincial highway.

The short answer is, Highway 407 is a provincial highway, for which the consortium has taken the responsibility and liability for its operation. The province is still very involved with the highway and its development.

As I understand it, the  consortium has a long-term concession agreement which  allows them to set and collect tolls, and in exchange, they must operate and maintain the highway according to certain standards - but the road still is the property of the provincial government.

Additionally, construction of the 407 extension, as well as the West Durham Link are underway or just about to be, bringing another 35 km of toll freeway into service in the near future.

And those extensions will be built and run by the provincial government, not by the consortium.
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