No bill is in the mail. Along with the blue flashes from cameras, there are now signs flashing words and numbers as the state prepares to open 17 miles of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes from Lynnwood to Bellevue.
The Washington State Department of Transportation started testing the two new electronic toll-rate signs on I-405 this week. No tolls are being collected. The testing is scheduled to take place through the summer.
Express toll lanes are scheduled to open this fall. Under the new system, single-occupant vehicles can use a HOT lane for a fee that varies based on traffic volumes. Public comment on toll rates and other new rules continue. Find out more at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Tolling/405.