Drivers who frequently travel along an old logging road in the Comox Valley will soon have to pay to use it.

The road that leads to Stotan Falls, a popular swimming location, will cost cars $2 and trucks $5 in each direction starting April 1.

A private company called 3L Developments has installed a toll booth in order to maintain the road, that’s frequently used by commercial truckers.

“The road is dangerous, it’s pot-holed and it is a private road so they really can do anything they want,” said Vivian Ruskin, a woman who lives in the area.

The company previously tried to get a 763 lot subdivision approved in the area and took the regional district to court after its development applications were rejected.

A judge ordered the district to review one of the company’s amendments.

“We upon receiving the decision by the judge about a year ago did contact the company, asked them if they wished to proceed with the same application and we were advised they wanted to hold off,” said Ann MacDonald, general manager with planning and development services. “We’re basically waiting [for] their expressed interest on next steps.”

The regional district is encouraging the public to use alternate routes available in the area.

CTV News contacted 3L Developments for a comment, all they would confirm is the April 1 launch date for the toll is not an April Fool’s joke.

With files from CTV Vancouver Island's Gord Kurbis