The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission released updates via a news release regarding toll changes on the PA Turnpike effective April 29.
Drivers traveling along the PA Turnpike’s Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lackawanna County and on the Southern Beltway in Washington and Allegheny counties will notice changes in how tolls are collected.
Changes will occur on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Clarks Summit and Keyser Avenue, and later this spring at the Findlay Connector. These changes include:
A new cashless toll-collection system;
New toll rates reflecting a 2018 increase;
A new vehicle-classification system; and
New procedures for over-dimensional permits.
Cashless tolling affects traditional procedures for vehicles with over-dimensional permits. The following are the new procedures for over-dimensional vehicles traveling through cashless tolling locations:
Drivers are required to carry a printed copy of the approved permit they requested online.
Drivers no longer stop at toll plazas to process permits and pay tolls.
Tolls are paid with E-ZPass or PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE (invoice mailed to the vehicles’ registered owner).
Drivers should always review the “Route & Permit Restrictions” and “Comments” sections of the permit prior to travel for special instructions and messages, including lane assignments when applicable.
These new procedures are in effect at the following cashless tolling locations:
Delaware River Bridge (I-276, Exit 359)
Beaver Valley Expressway (I-376, all toll plazas)
Clarks Summit (I-476, Exit 130) *Effective April 29, 2018
Keyser Avenue (I-476, Exit 121) *Effective April 29, 2018
Findlay Connector (PA Turnpike 576) *Scheduled spring 2018
Drivers are still required to follow both traditional and new procedures when a trip includes travel on both the ticket system and through cashless tolling locations. Traditional procedures require drivers to apply for permits online, stop at toll plazas to process permits and do not allow for payment of tolls with E-ZPass.
If You Have Any Questions
For general information about cashless tolling, visit www.nocashzone.com. For additional information about over-dimensional permit procedures at cashless tolling locations, call the PA Turnpike Customer Assistance Center at 800-331-3414.
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