Drivers who use the Golden Ears Bridge to cross the Fraser River can expect to see a bigger bill next month as TransLink prepares to increase its rates next week.

Drivers who use the Golden Ears Bridge to cross the Fraser River can expect to see a bigger bill next month as TransLink prepares to increase its rates next week.

Golden Ears Bridge tolls set to rise again July 15

Five cent per crossing increase intended to offset inflation

As of July 15, expect to pay five cents more to cross the Golden Ears Bridge.

TransLink is preparing to implement their annual July toll increase from $3.05 each way if you have a Treo sticker to $3.10.

Pay as you go will increase from $4.30 to $4.35.

TransLink indicated that it is the rate of inflation that drives the annual increase.

When the bridge opened in July 2009, the toll for cars using a transponder was $2.75.

The number of drivers who took the tolled Golden Ears Bridge rose 6.2 per cent in 2014 and toll revenue climbed by $2.2 million to $41.6 million.

More vehicles crossed the Golden Ears Bridge than projected, due in part to the end of the introductory toll discounts on the Port Mann Bridge.

– files from Jeff Nagel, Black Press

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