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Toll Transition Now Underway

The State Highway Administrator wants commuters to know that they still have to obey the 15mph speed limit

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    Massachusetts motorists experienced their first full day of electronic tolls as the deconstruction of toll booths is now underway. (Published Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016)

    Construction on the toll booths got underway in Weston early Saturday morning. The transition to electronic tolling has officially begun. And it's going to take a toll on drivers.

    The old toll plazas will not come down overnight, but will funnel drivers to the outside lanes.

    Traffic will eventually move to the center as the work to tear it all down progresses.

    The goal is to have the first phase done by next month and everything done by the end of 2017.

    Conversion to Electronic Tolls Now Underway

    Conversion to Electronic Tolls Now Underway
    Smooth sailing and ahead of schedule - that’s the good news on the first full day of open road tolling. (Published Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016)

    It's a traffic pattern MassDOT knows will cause headaches during the commute.

    While the process has been smooth so far, all eyes are set on Monday - the commute that transportation officials are calling their 'superbowl.'

    Tom Tinlin, the State Highway Administrator wants commuters to know that they still have to obey the 15mph speed limit. He observes that some are still stopping at the tolls, while some are slowing down to look at the construction. Others are going too fast. 

    Drivers who don't have an EZ pass yet need not worry at the moment, but will have to get a transponder in the next 6 months.

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