GREENVILLE — Tolls have increased on the Southern Connector highway south of Greenville.
Starting Tuesday, car drivers without a special pass are paying $3 to drive one-way down the length of the 16-mile highway, which is also known as Interstate 185, up 50 cents from the previous toll. The toll for trucks also is going up.
The nonprofit that manages the toll road which acts as a southern bypass of Greenville filed for bankruptcy last year, and all sides in the matter agreed to the toll increase. The agreement sets the next toll increase for 2016.
The state-owned, privately-funded road opened in 2001. Traffic has remained well under what was predicted.