First Phase Of Mass Pike Toll Plaza Demolition Is Completed
The implementation of all-electronic open road tolling and the demolition of toll booths along the Massachusetts Turnpike is ahead of schedule.
MassDOT said the first phase of planned demolition work is finished at all 23 toll plazas.
Gov. Charlie Baker praised the hard work of construction crews, engineers, and law enforcement, and thanked the traveling public for its cooperation.
" Our goal was the get as much of this work done as we possibly can before the Thanksgiving rush so that by the time people start traveling for the holidays we should have pretty clear paths and pretty clean egress along the Pike and off the exits," said Baker.
The state switched to all-electronic tolling at 10 p.m. on Oct. 28 and work began minutes later to tear down 50-year old toll booths.