Tuesday marks the anniversary since the much debated I-405 toll lanes have opened.
Currently, the highest tolls drivers can be charged is $10.
Washington State Department of Transportation staff told KIRO 7’s partners at the Everett Herald that due to the amount of use the toll lanes were seeing that a future rate increase could be possible.
However, WSDOT also says they are looking into a number of options to improve operations on the I-405 toll lanes without a rate increase.
The decision on whether to raise rates would come from the Washington State Transportation Commission and not WSDOT.
State figures say a million people took 12 million trips on the toll lanes over the past year. The state anticipates a net revenue through June 2017 of $20 million.
The lanes have left some people in Snohomish County feeling this is a tax burden on them in order to make the often busy drive.
“It's ridiculous. One time my bill was like $90 -- $90 in just tolls? Yeah, in one month,” said commuter Anna McKee.
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