Turnpike Closer to Big Toll Collection Changes

BEREA, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A big change is coming to the toll collection system along the Ohio Turnpike.

The turnpike commission is adding new toll plazas along the 241-mile roadway.

Already completed is a massive mainline toll plaza near the Warren exit at milepost 211 in Trumbull County.

And the existing Eastgate toll plaza near the Pennsylvania state line is being renovated.

That’s at milepost 239.

For those with E-Z Pass accounts traveling the entire length of the roadway, the four mainline toll plazas will enable the turnpike to automatically bill their accounts while they travel at highway speed.

Spokesman Charles Cyrill with the turnpike says the switch to the new system will be seamless and happen sometime in late Fall.

The project at this point has cost more than $270 million.