The governmental decision to only charge tolls to exit Santo Domingo brought relief to weekend traffic. Thousands that returned to the city after spending the Christmas holidays in internal cities and beach destinations did not encounter the usual long lines at the tolls. The plan to decongestion the highways at peak hours worked. Returning travelers now can speed through the toll booths, avoiding the long lines that would accumulate at the tolls at peak return times. Travelers using the eastbound Las Americas, the northbound Duarte Highway and the westbound 6 de Noviembre now pay RD$30 in one go.