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Cash-exchange toll collection removed at Coleman Bridge

Toll booth operators are no longer taking cash payments for drivers heading into Gloucester County on the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge—a response to the spread of COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean those crossing the bridge will be getting a free ride.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the cash-exchange toll collection has been temporarily removed from the bridge.

In an effort to avoid hand-to-hand contact, only $20 is needed to open a new E-ZPass account, reduced from $35, temporarily, in an effort to make it easier to get a transponder. The full $20 investment goes toward tolls.E-ZPass is the easiest and most convenient way to pay tolls, and does not involve hand-to-hand contact, a VDOT release stated.

Starting April 1, if you make an unpaid trip on a Virginia toll facility, you may be able to pay the toll through the “missed-a-toll” process before receiving an invoice. Due to COVID-19, the standard administrative fee associated with “missed-a-toll” ...

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