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Toll over Pennsylvania Turnpike's Delaware Bridge will be cashless

| Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, 10:33 p.m.

Motorists headed into Pennsylvania from New Jersey via the Pennsylvania Turnpike no longer will have to stop to pay a toll at the bridge over the Delaware River.

After midnight Sunday, the toll plaza there will turn into a nonstop, cashless tolling point where drivers will be able to drive through and pay at a later date, after a camera snaps pictures of their license plates.

The change is part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's ongoing $1.4 billion plan to connect the turnpike and Interstate 95, according to information from the commission. For now, toll-by-plate is not an option at any other toll plaza.

Drivers with E-ZPass will pay $5 and drivers without E-ZPass will pay $6.75. Drivers without E-ZPass can expect their first toll-by-plate invoices in the mail during the week of Jan. 25, according to the commission.

The eastern limit of the turnpike's ticket system now will be at the new Neshaminy Falls Toll Plaza, which is about 6 miles west of the Delaware River.

The conversion to cashless tolling at that location will take about eight hours, according to the commission, so drivers should expect a detour and short delays from about 8 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday.

Cashless toll collection will begin shortly after midnight. Toll collection at the Neshaminy Falls Toll Plaza will begin about 4 a.m. Sunday when the detour is lifted.

Elizabeth Behrman is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. She can be reached at 412-320-7886 or lbehrman@tribweb.com.

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