Tolls won’t increase on Cape May bridges this summer after all

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Shore-goers won’t face toll increases this summer on Cape May bridges, contrary to previous plans. But they will have to wait longer for the convenience of E-ZPass to pay the existing rates.


The Cape May County Bridge Commission had planned to install the E-ZPass toll-collection system on its five Ocean Drive bridges by June, and proposed a $1 seasonal toll increase and a 50-cent rise for the off-season.

But that process is being delayed, the commission said this week. The E-ZPass system won’t be fully operational by June 1, and will instead be activated over the next four to five months.





The current $1.50 toll for passenger vehicles also won’t change for this season.

The commission said in a statement that it had “determined that a toll increase mid-summer would be unnecessarily complicated, confusing, and burdensome to bridge customers and therefore, decided to postpone any discussion of a toll increase until after such time as E-ZPass is fully functional.”

A public hearing on possible future toll increases will likely be scheduled for late fall, the commission said.




The eventual E-ZPass installation is expected to ease traffic congestion on the Ocean City-Longport Bridge, Corsons Inlet Bridge, Townsends Inlet Bridge, Middle Thorofare Bridge, and Grassy Sound Bridge, and make collecting fares more efficient.












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