Toll Road Law and Legal Definition

Toll road refers to a road for the use of which a person is obliged to pay toll. The term toll refers to fee. Toll roads can be built privately or by the government. Toll bridges and toll tunnels are structures for which tolls are charged. In the U.S., toll roads are operated under a system called the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) system. Private entities under the BOT system build the roads and are given a limited franchise. Ownership is transferred to the government when the franchise expires. Toll roads are found in many countries.