Cash is no longer king.
At least that’s the case on the Veterans Expressway as a plan to move to an al-electronic toll system kicks into action. The plaza at Anderson shuts down for good tonight, June 13, at 9 p.m. as part of Florida Turnpike’s push to move to an electronic toll system, according to Bay News 9.
Motorists will now have to use a SunPass or pay by mail, which costs an extra $2.50, to use the road. The toll booths at Gunn Highway, Hutchison Road and Sugarwood are still active currently, but are expected to shut down later this summer.
Florida’s Turnpike invested $386 million in Veterans Expressway improvements over the last few years, widening the toll road and moving toward electronic toll collections.
Motorists who use the Veterans regularly can learn more about buying a SunPass prepaid toll transponder on Florida Turnpike’s website.
What are your thoughts on going cashless? Will you continue to use the Veterans Expressway or take another route? Tell us by commenting below!