Grand Island bridges

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The Erie County Sheriff's Office announced the body of a man has been recovered from the east branch of the Niagara River.

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The New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors has approved a Design-Build team to install cashless tolling along the Thruway. The governor says the $355.3 million investment will make the Thruway system safer, greener and less congested for the some 267 million motorists that travel the superhighway each year.

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Motorists who travel the I-190 can expect overnight and weekend lane closures on Grand Island over the next few weeks. The first phase of replacing the Grand Island Toll Barriers is underway.

New York State Thurway Authority

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New Yorkers who use the state Thruway will have a bit of a wait before more cashless tolling is installed on the nearly 500-mile tolled portion of the road.


Trade group wants more cashless tolling

Sep 13, 2017
New York State Thruway Authority

High speed cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway could do more than help the environment. Removing toll barriers could also help boost economic development across the region. 

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Lawmakers push to remove local toll barriers

Aug 28, 2017

Elected leaders from all levels of government are teaming up to push for more cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway. Just last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Grand Island Toll booths will be replaced with an electronic system next year.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The toll booths that have greeted motorists at the north and south Grand Island bridges for decades will be coming down early next year. But tolls will still be collected through an electronic cashless system.

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When the last two tolls at Breckenridge and South Ogden were removed from the New York State Thruway in Buffalo, some wondered why tolls remain to cross the Grand Island bridges. Those opposing the tolls made their voices heard Wednesday night.