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Local Thruway cashless toll readers to be on highway, not exits

Construction has started on New York’s cashless toll system on the state Thruway. That work is closer to New York City. News10NBC wanted to know when the system gets built here, and we hit the road to find out.

In about one year, getting onto the Thruway will not include going through the toll booths like the ones we drove through at the 490-Victor exit. Over the next nine months, the state is putting up toll readers called gantries, large metal structures that span the highway equipped with sensors.

This is the system that will read your EZPass or license plate and charge you a toll.

“So at the end of 2020, the entire state will be cashless,” said NYS Thruway Authority Commissioner Matt Driscoll.

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