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Completed Fixed Toll Barriers

Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

In 2016, motorists began paying their toll at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (Tappan Zee) while maintaining highways speeds, making the toll plaza a thing of the past.

A temporary cashless tolling facility on the southbound New York State Thruway in South Nyack eases commutes across the Hudson River.  The overhead equipment will be moved to the Westchester County side following the completion of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (Tappan Zee).

The state-of-the-art system collects tolls at highway speeds via E-ZPass and Tolls By Mail, detecting classes of vehicles and applying the correct charge.

Mario Cuomo Bridge Gantry

Grand Island Bridges

The Grand Island Bridges connect Grand Island on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) between Niagara Falls and the Town of Tonawanda. It is a main thoroughfare for commuters and visitors between the City of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. In 2017, approximately 23.6 million vehicles traveled through the Grand Island Toll Barriers, which translates to nearly 65,000 vehicles per day. In March 2018, Grand Island became the New York State Thruway Authority’s second cashless tolling location. Cashless tolling was implemented on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (Tappan Zee) in 2016.

With the conversion to cashless tolling, the toll barriers at the North and South Grand Island Bridges have been replaced with gantries that have sensors. The sensor technology reads E-ZPass tags and takes license plate images, so vehicles no longer have to stop and pay the toll. Vehicles with E-ZPass tags are automatically charged. Motorists without E-ZPass will receive a toll bill mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. 

Grand Island Bridge Gantry

Additionally, over the last ten years, approximately 80 percent of all accidents within a tenth of a mile of the Grand Island Toll Barriers were caused by "Following Too Close" or an "Unsafe Speed." With the implementation of cashless tolling, the Thruway Authority expects accidents within these areas to be reduced.

Cashless tolling at the Grand Island Bridges is expected to save motorists approximately 200 minutes per year.

Harriman Toll Barrier

The Harriman Toll Barrier is located on the Thruway (I-87) at exit 16, and converted to cashless tolling in September 2018. The transition complements the $150 million reconstruction of the Woodbury Transit and Economic Hub Leaving NYS Thruway Authority's Website , ensuring motorists driving through this interchange will be able to pass through more quickly.

Approximately 21.7 million motorists travel through the Harriman interchange each year, accounting for more than eight percent of the Thruway’s overall traffic volume.

Harriman gantry

Yonkers Toll Barrier

The Yonkers Toll Barrier is located on the Thruway (I-87) near exit 6A (Stew Leonard Drive). The location converted to cashless tolling in November 2018.

Approximately 17.5 million motorists travel through the Yonkers Toll Barrier (north and south) each year, accounting for more than 6.5 percent of the Thruway's overall toll traffic volume.

Yonkers gantry

Spring Valley Toll Barrier

The Spring Valley Toll Barrier is located on I-87 north approximately one mile north of the exit 14A (New Jersey – Garden State Parkway) interchange and is for commercial traffic and passenger vehicles hauling a trailer only. The location transitioned to cashless tolling in December 2018. More than 1.6 million commercial vehicles travel through the Spring Valley Toll Plaza every year.

Spring Valley gantry

New Rochelle Toll Barrier

The New Rochelle Toll Barrier is located on the New England Thruway (I-95), and accounts for more than 7.6 percent of the Thruway’s overall traffic with more than 20.4 million vehicles traveling through the Toll Barrier every year. The location converted to cashless tolling in December 2018.

Governor Cuomo Announces On-Time Completion of Cashless Tolling at All Fixed-Price Toll Barriers on New York State Thruway Leaving NYS Thruway Authority's Website 

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