Updated: February 27, 2020 07:42 AM
Created: February 26, 2020 06:00 PM
Cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway is moving right along.
The $355 million project to bring 70 cashless tolling gantries will be finished according to state officials by the end of 2020. This will include all 570 miles of the state’s toll roads, bridges and tunnels.
The project will transform the Thruway for roughly 267 million drivers who take these roads every year.
The first two on the ticketed system are already in, along the I-87 ramp at the Exit 22 interchange in Selkirk that serves 1.8 million cars each year and at Exit 21B in Coxsackie. They will all be made with $3.5 million pounds of American made steel in Livingston County.
For drivers without E-ZPass, when you drive under one of these gantries, it will snap a picture of your license plate and send you a bill in the mail.
“Cashless tolling will have a tremendous impact on the region’s economy as the drivers who rely on our roadway each and every day will be able to get home quicker, easier and to other destinations making it more efficient,” said Matthew Driscoll, Executive Director of the New York State Thruway Authority.
Make sure your address is up to date with the DMV.
By the way, there are seven other areas already up called “fixed toll barriers.” Those operate under a fixed price system and are the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (I-87/I-287), North and South Grand Island Bridges (I-90), the Harriman Toll Barrier (I-87), the Yonkers Toll Barrier (I-87), Spring Valley Toll Barrier (I-87-Commercial Vehicles Only) and New Rochelle (I-95).
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