The tolling proposal includes different toll prices for peak and off-peak hours, also known as variable tolling. Variable tolling will provide for better management of the transport network, with reduced travel times during peak hours on Penlink.
Variable tolling also helps people make choices about the time they travel, and therefore the toll they pay. People can still access free alternative routes if they do not want to pay the toll.
Three toll points are proposed along the 7km route so that users pay the right amount for the parts of Penlink they use. For example, users would pay less when travelling between East Coast Road and SH1 on Penlink when compared to driving the full 7km road.
The findings from public consultation, together with technical reports, will help inform Government when they make a decision on tolling Penlink. You can visit www.nzta.govt.nz/penlink to find out more about the tolling proposal or visit the online survey to have your say.