Williamsville, NY — On Monday morning, construction workers began removing tollhouses from the Williamsville and Lackawanna squares.
Throughway officials said they were one of the six busy squares to be demolished by the end of the year. By early summer, all 52 squares and about 230 tollhouses will be removed.
Deputy Governor Kathy Hotchul said they didn’t need them because they were paid cashless tolls.
“It will give commuters something valuable: the time they return to their lives. You will be able to make better plans. How long will your trip take, go to the store, You’ll know if you can go somewhere and recreate it, “she said.
Matt Driscoll, executive director of Thruway Authority, said that about 77% of the customer base has E-ZPass and does not need to receive invoices by mail. However, January tolls will increase by 30% for those without it.
“We continue to communicate to people the importance of getting an E-ZPass,” Driscoll said. “This is the best way to travel. It’s the cheapest way to travel and we recommend getting an E-ZPass.”
Cashless tolls are online and tollhouse removal is in progress
Source link Cashless tolls are online and tollhouse removal is in progress