Non permanent adjustments are coming to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Money and bank cards is not going to be accepted wherever on the turnpike’s ticket system throughout the coronavirus disaster, it was introduced Monday. As an alternative, drivers should use E-ZPass or the Toll By Plate system.
“This momentary measure is important to allow us to help the commonwealth in its efforts to mitigate the unfold of COVID-19,” turnpike CEO Mark Compton mentioned. “I wish to be clear that we are going to return to regular toll-collection operations as quickly because it turns into sensible.”
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Clients who do not need an E-ZPass account ought to proceed to make use of lanes marked “Tickets” on entry and “Money” on exit, touring on the posted pace with out stopping. As an alternative of paying their toll on the roadway, they may obtain an bill within the mail.
The Turnpike Fee did not simply change the strategy of fee on Monday. It additionally introduced that there will likely be restricted service on the Valley Forge, Peter J. Camiel and King of Prussia service plazas by way of March 27.
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Gas and the comfort shops will likely be accessible, however all quick meals eating and public restrooms will likely be closed contained in the plazas. Moveable bathrooms will likely be accessible for the touring public.
Shelly Stallsmith is a tendencies reporter for the York Each day File. She could be reached at [email protected] or adopted on Twitter at @ShelStallsmith.