Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Proposed bridge fees to be revised once again


The monthly fees for using the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge were to go into effect on Sunday, August 15th; however, the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) is reviewing them once more. The final and updated toll fees are now expected to come into effect on September 1, 2021.

This is the second time the proposed rates to access the bridge will be reviewed. Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez stated that they had heard the concerns of the public, who complain the fees are too high. The new rates are expected to be more reasonable. The Mayor said these fees are needed to keep the current bridge in good condition. According to the SPCT, the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge is in deplorable conditions. They blame this due to the lack of proper maintenance over the past years.

The monthly rates that were to go into effect this past Sunday are as follow: taxi/hotel transport vans/small cargo trucks are $150, while golf cart rentals will be charged $250, covering a total of 15 carts and $50 for an additional ten carts. In regards to the private motor vehicles/goods trucks, the monthly fee will be $75.

Those needing to get a pass to use the bridge will receive a sticker to be presented to an officer stationed at the foot of the bridge. Payment for these permits will be made at the SPTC. For more information, visit the SPTC offices on Barrier Reef Drive during working hours or call 226-2198.

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