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Work continues on cashless tolling project

WNYT Staff and Emily Burkhard
Updated: February 26, 2020 11:22 AM
Created: February 26, 2020 11:10 AM

Some big changes are coming to the New York State Thruway that impact every driver. The cashless tolling system is getting closer to being complete.

Right now, the New York State Thruway Authority’s website says the new gantry installation is about 25 percent complete. A gantry is the framework structure above the road that will hold the E-ZPass sensors and cameras needed to charge drivers without stopping them.

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Some construction is already underway in the Capital Region.

Instillation of the new equipment is only the first phase of the project. The second phase is taking out all of the old toll booths, with a few exceptions at particular locations.

Thruway officials are hoping to have the cashless tolls up and running by the end of the year, but taking out the toll booths is supposed to wrap up in 2021.  

To hear more click on Emily Burkhard's report. 


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