HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is moving forward with plans to create a new cashless tolling interchange at State Route (SR) 130 in Penn Township, Westmoreland County, according to Senate Transportation Committee Chair Senator Kim Ward (R-39) who championed the addition of the interchange.
PTC voted unanimously today to allocate $30 million for the SR 130 cashless tolling interchange to its 10-Year Capital Plan. The project will include the installation of a cost-effective overhead gantry system that can either read an E-ZPass transponder or utilize toll-by-plate technology, allowing an invoice to be mailed to a vehicle owner without an E-ZPass.
“The new SR 130 interchange will positively impact the region’s economy, tax base, and mobility options for our constituents who utilize the Pennsylvania Turnpike,” Ward said. “I look forward to continuing coordination of this project with Representative Dunbar and the PTC from design through construction to ensure it adds value to the entire Turnpike system.”
The SR 130 interchange was prioritized from a comprehensive study by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission that evaluated a number of factors, including cost, traffic demand and environmental constraints.
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