Shannon Marshall 804-371-6844
April 27, 2009
COURTHOUSE ROAD TOLL PLAZA RAMP CHANGES
Motorists must pay toll with exact change (25 cents) or an E-ZPass transponder
RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will soon implement changes at the Courthouse Road toll plaza located along the Powhite Parkway Extension in Chesterfield County.
Starting May 29, motorists traveling south from Courthouse Road onto the Powhite Parkway Extension, and north along the Powhite Parkway Extension, exiting at Courthouse Road, must pay with exact change (25 cents) or an E-ZPass transponder.
The VDOT Division of Innovative Finance and Revenue Operations recently conducted an analysis of traffic counts at the facility and determined cost savings measures could be implemented.
Altering the lane structure will result in an estimated savings of $100,000 per year.
Motorists are encouraged to sign up for E-ZPass to start paying tolls the coin-free, hassle-free way.
E-ZPass is an electronic toll collection system that quickly and efficiently moves traffic through toll facilities in Virginia and along much of the East Coast.
Motorists with E-ZPass transponders can travel through participating toll roads, and tolls are automatically deducted from their prepaid accounts.
While cash payment will remain an option with coin baskets, motorists are encouraged to sign up for E-ZPass by visiting the E-ZPass Virginia Web site at www.ezpassva.com or contacting our customer service team toll-free at 877-762-7824.
For more information on the changes, visit www.virginiadot.org/courthouseroad.
Note to editors: Attached is a map of the Courthouse Road toll plaza.
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