Express E-ZPass coming to I-80, I-78 bridges

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. (AP) - September 23, 2009

E-ZPass motorists can pay tolls at higher speeds on their way to Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains and Lehigh Valley.

The I-80 bridge carried an average of 53,900 vehicles per day last year. There were an average of 56,100 vehicles a day last year on the I-78 span.

Western New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania are among the fastest-growing areas in the region. Traffic at the toll plazas can come to a standstill in the summer.

The express lanes are expected to be in place by Memorial Day next year.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger

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