Good Question: When will they finish removing the old toll booths?
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— This story is about road construction happening on the Thruway.
And no, we’re not talking about the new cashless tolls themselves, this is all about the old toll plazas that are no longer needed since the thruway went automatic and cashless last fall.
Kathleen asked News10NBC’s Brennan Somers: We are wondering when NYS will get around to removing the remaining toll booths on the Thruway?
The short answer– they’re getting there.
Crews are working on that part of the project now. Contractors actually started digging up the old toll plazas right after the cashless system went live last year. Some of the first booths ripped up were at the Rochester-Victor exit.
Back in March, the work picked up again. The closest sites to us this time? They are removing toll plazas to the west at Batavia and LeRoy. Somers checked on the status. Both will have this completed over the next month or so.
When it’s all said and done, 52 old toll plazas and 230 booths will be out.
That’s leading to what they are calling "true-open road tolling" by the end of summer. It’s a $355 million revamp.