FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – If you’re used to plunking a couple of quarters into the toll plaza machines at the Griffin Road or Hollywood/Pines Boulevard exits on the Florida Turnpike, you’re in for a big surprise next month.READ MORE: Florida House Panel Backs Proposal Limiting Ballot Initiatives
They are going away.READ MORE: Driver In Wilton Manors Hit And Run That Killed Two Children Pleaded Not Guilty
Beginning Saturday, August 29th, they will become cashless interchanges. Drivers will pay the toll either by SunPass or will receive a bill in mail which includes a $2.50 state administrative charge.
SunPass Mini transponders costs $4.99 each and are available at thousands of retail locations including Publix, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Sedano’s Supermarkets, Amscot, all AAA locations in Florida, Florida Welcome Centers, all Turnpike service plaza gift shops and Turnpike convenience stores.MORE NEWS: Florida Lawmakers Tie National Anthem to Sports Money
The removal of the cash option to pay tolls at the Griffin Road and Hollywood/Pines Boulevard interchanges is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. Friday, August 28th and be completed by 5 a.m. Saturday, August 29th.