ALBANY, N.Y. — Stantec and its project partners have announced the commissioning of the New York State Thruway Authority’s cashless tolling project.
Stantec worked on the project with Cashless Tolling Constructors, LLC and KC Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. The $355-million project brought the new tolling efficiency to 450 miles of roadway.
As part of the design-build project, 70 steel gantries were installed along the roadway to capture E-ZPass tag or license plate data from passing vehicles. Next year, existing toll booths will be removed at 52 Thruway interchanges and barriers to complete the project.
Other heavy civil contractors working on the project included A. Servidone Inc. and B. Anthony Construction Corp. in JV, Rifenburg Construction Inc. and Economy Paving Co. Inc.
“The implementation of cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway is a tremendous benefit to the more than 267 million motorists that travel the roadway each year who will no longer need to wait in line at the toll booth or slow down for the E-ZPass lane,” said Rob Cartwright, senior principal at Stantec, in a statement. “As part of the design-build team helping to deliver this complex project, we’re proud to play a role in designing enhancements that will improve traffic, boost safety and modernize the state’s roadways for the future of mobility.”