The Ohio Turnpike has had the current toll system in place for 10 years, and since it’s time for an update, leaders are using this opportunity to make major changes.
The Ohio Turnpike’s current system of toll collection was implemented in 2009 and is approaching the end of its useful life.
Since the roads need to have work done anyway, the plan is to remove some of those toll gates.
“As part of the construction of the toll collection system modernization, were are also going to replace the pavement, again that is over 60 years old,” Tony Yacobucci Chief Engineer at Ohio Turnpike said.
A concrete barrier separates the E-ZPass lanes from the cash/credit-paying lanes. The E-ZPass lanes will then be “Open Road Tolling” style lanes.