The free ride is over on the I-595 Express Lanes. Beginning Wednesday morning, a toll of 50-cents went into effect. Anyone wanting to use the lanes must have a SunPass transponder and an associated pre-paid account.
Make sure you have a SunPass! The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will start collecting tolls on the I-595 express lanes starting next week.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will start collecting tolls on the 595 express lanes starting next week.
The Rickenbacker Toll Plaza will get new SunPass equipment and lane closures will resume for the Bear Cut Bridge Project.
Four years in the making, the new reversible toll lanes on I-595 are set to open this week. Laila Haddad, with 595 Express, said they are tentatively scheduled to open the lanes Wednesday afternoon.
Every year, millions of dollars in tolls go unpaid by drivers who cruise the Florida Turnpike without a SunPass or don’t stop at booths to pay their fare.
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Officials at Florida’s Turnpike have heard back from more than half of their customers after they were contacted to swap out their old transponders.
More express lanes will be added to the network of SunPass express lanes in South Florida.
Drivers on State Road 836/Dolphin Expressway will no longer be able to pay the toll in cash. On Sunday, the toll plaza went all electronic.