make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

NC's first modern-day toll road starts collecting


MORRISVILLE, NC (AP) -- Tolls are now being collected on the first toll road in modern-day North Carolina history.

The state Turnpike Authority opened a 3.5-mile stretch of the Triangle Expressway to traffic last month, but began charging motorists Tuesday.

Drivers won't have to worry about bottlenecks at tool booths, though - there are none. Instead, tolls will be collected electronically, through wireless transponders in cars. Cameras will snap license plate photos to send bills by mail to drivers who don't have the devices.

Tolls cost 15 cents a mile for those with transponders and slightly more if the state bills by mail.

The Turnpike Authority reports that more than 9,000 transponders had been sold by the end of last week.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.