How Much Are the Tolls on the New York State Thruway?


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Tolls on the New York State Thruway vary, depending on number of miles traveled, number of vehicle axles and height of the vehicle, with the maximum car toll listed as $20.50 cash as of 2015. The axle is the shaft around a vehicle's wheel or pair of wheels; most cars are considered to have 2 axles. Height is measured as the highest point over 2 axles, with most cars having a height under 7 feet 6 inches.

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The New York State Thruway covers 569.83 miles, with the main portion covering 496.7 miles from New York City, traveling through upstate New York to the Pennsylvania state line. The speed limit for much of the thruway is 65 miles per hour. The New York State Thruway includes I-87 and crosses the Tappan Zee Bridge.

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