Effective Jan. 3, the Delaware River Bridge on Interstate 276 in Bucks County, Pa., will feature a cashless tolling system. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will host an interactive online meeting on Dec. 8 to inform motorists of the changes.
The cashless toll will replace the toll plaza at the Delaware River Bridge at milepost 359 near the New Jersey line, according to a press release. Drivers not using an E-ZPass will be mailed a bill via snap photos of their license plate.
The new plan will not affect how E-ZPass users have been using the current toll system at the Delaware River Bridge. Only drivers accustomed to paying cash at the toll plaza will experience some changes.
Only those driving westbound into Pennsylvania will pay the toll. Motorists entering New Jersey will not have to pay the new toll. Drivers will need to slow down and drive through the decommissioned tollbooths for the first few weeks of the year. Once the toll booths are taken down and repairs are made to the highway, motorists will be able to drive through the toll area at posted speeds.
Once the new cashless system is implemented, PA Turnpike’s start and end point of its ticket-based system will shift about six miles west. Neshaminy Falls Toll Plaza, a new toll area being built at milepost 353, will become the eastern limit of the ticket system. The toll-by-plate system will not be available at any other location within the PA Turnpike system except for the Delaware River Bridge, including the new Neshaminy Falls location.
Drivers who have questions about the Delaware River Bridge toll system are encouraged to attend the information meeting at 7 p.m. EST on Dec. 8 by going to NoCashZone.com. The meeting will be accessible at the website via computer, tablet or smartphone.
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