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Driver comments sought on Dulles toll hikes

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is planning to raise rates on the Dulles Toll Road. (Examiner file photo)

Washington area drivers now have their chance to give their two cents about toll hikes on the Dulles Toll Road.

Officials are considering raising rates to for a one-way trip to $2.75 in 2013, $3.50 in 2014 and $4.50 in 2015.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which runs the toll road, is accepting comments from the public through Sept. 16. Drivers can go to www.mwaa.com/tollroad to fill out a comment form, or they can send written comments to Dulles Toll Road Proposed Toll Rate Increases, 3900 Jermantown Road, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA 22030.

The airports board will make a final decision on the toll rates this fall. Toll hikes would start in January to help pay for the new $6 billion Metrorail line to Dulles International Airport.

Local residents can also attend three open houses on the issue. Open houses are between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Locations and dates are listed below.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Stone Bridge High School - Cafeteria

43100 Hay Road

Ashburn, VA 20147

Wednesday, Sept. 12

South Lakes High School - Cafeteria

11400 South Lakes Drive

Reston, VA 20191

Thursday, Sept. 13

Spring Hill Elementary School

8201 Lewinsville Road

McLean, VA 22102