The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will stop collecting tolls on Hilton Head Island’s Cross Island Parkway at 11:59:59 p.m. on June 30, 2021.
At that time, the bonds issued to build the Cross Island Parkway will be paid off and tolls will be discontinued as required under state law.
Beginning July 1, 2021, signs will be in place advising motorists to use caution and slow down, but not to stop, as they travel through the toll plaza. The plaza will be removed in the coming months by an SCDOT contractor.
Opened in 1998, The Cross Island Parkway is a 7.5 mile, limited access route that connects the William Hilton Parkway (Business US 278) at the north end of the Island with Palmetto Bay Road and the Sea Pines Circle at the south end of the island. The toll is now $1.25 per cash customer and $.75 per Palmetto Pass customer based on a two axle vehicle.
Motorists using Palmetto Pass electronic devices (transponders) to pay their tolls electronically may return them either in person at the plaza office to receive a refund of their current balance. The toll office is located at 4 Marshland Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. Transponders may also be returned via mail at P.O. Box 5096, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938.
For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions about Palmetto Pass accounts, please visit the website, https://www.crossislandparkway.org, or contact SCDOT’s Customer Service Center at 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368) toll free.