“We are nearing completion of the new toll collection system. Our customers on the turnpike are already seeing a glimpse of the new toll collection system,” said Chuck Cyrill with the Ohio Turnpike.
Once completed, drivers will be able to travel nonstop across the state. E-ZPass drivers won’t have to stop and wait for gates to go up before passing through toll plazas.
According to Cyrill, the full launch won’t happen for another week or so. Turnpike officials want to ensure that Thanksgiving travel runs smoothly.
“Drivers can expect delays due to the sheer volume that AAA has indicated will be a record year,” said Cyrill.
AAA predicts this Thanksgiving to be the third busiest travel period since 2000, with 55 million Americans expected to travel. That’s a 2.3% increase over last year.
“In the state of Ohio …