Delaware toll plazas resumed fundraising

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Ahead of Memorial Day Travel Weekend, Delaware toll plazas resumed fundraising at four locations.

Collection began at noon Thursday for three toll plazas at the I-95, Biddles and Dover toll booths, which are operated by the Delaware Department of Transportation, and the southbound toll plaza of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, which is operated by Delaware River and Bay Authority.

Drivers driving vehicles without a valid E-ZPass transponder fitted must once again use payment lanes to pay their tolls, the Delaware Department of Transportation said in a statement.

Delaware toll plazas operated by the Delaware Department of Transportation will also reopen for walk-in services, officials said.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority has said the Delaware Memorial Bridge E-ZPass customer service center located in the Vincent A. Julia building will remain closed.

Officials say they will continue to take all precautions to protect employees and customers as they reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

The three I-95, Biddles and Dover toll stations were temporarily closed on March 17 in response to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Delaware Department of Transportation said.

All Delaware Memorial Bridge tolls have been collected either by E-ZPass or the temporary mail-in toll process since March 26, when cash collections were suspended as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 , said the Delaware River and Bay Authority.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority says the COVID-19 virus has significantly affected traffic volumes on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. In April 2020, traffic at the Delaware Memorial Bridge fell by more than 64% from last year’s figures.

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