The reason: workers have begun installing upgrades to the electronic tolling equipment on both the northbound and southbound sides.
Traditional EZ Pass still works for drivers at Mid-County Toll Plaza. Express EZ Pass lanes here closed for 3 weeks for upgrades. pic.twitter.com/l7mELwJL5D— Katherine Scott (@KScott6abc) March 20, 2017
The closures were scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. Sunday. The construction work is set to continue for three weeks, through April 10th.
During this time commuters will still be able to access the normal E-ZPass lanes on north- and southbound I-476.
Only the express lanes in each direction are being affected.
The construction work is Phase One of a three-phase repair project to repair and upgrade the Mid-County Tolls.
Phases Two and Three will include repair work to concrete surfaces on I-476 and to the ramps leading to the east- and westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276).