CREST HAVEN - The Cape May County Bridge Commission announced March 25 it will implement cashless tolling at all Ocean Drive bridges as of 6 a.m., March 26, 2020.
According to a release, this will remain in effect until further notice, as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.
The Ocean Drive Bridges include the Middle Thorofare, between Cape May and Wildwood Crest; Grassy Sound Bridge, between
North Wildwood and Stone Harbor; Townsend's Inlet Bridget, between Avalon and Sea Isle City; Corson's Inlet Bridge, between Strathmere and Ocean City; and, Ocean City - Longport Bridge, between the northern end of Ocean City and Longport.
Vehicles with E-ZPass will continue to be charged and the process will not change. The equipment in the lane will read the E-ZPass tag, and the cost of the toll will be deducted from the balance in your account, as usual.
Vehicles without E-ZPass can drive through the toll plaza and equipment installed in the lane will capture a photograph of the license plate and an invoice for the cost of the toll will be mailed to the registered owner. The rate billed will be the regular cash toll rate; no additional administrative fees will be charged if invoice is paid within 30 days.
Motorists are reminded to continue through the lane without stopping while obeying the 5 mph posted speed limit.
Cash customers who do not want to be billed can open an E-ZPass account by calling the New Jersey E-ZPass Customer Service Center at 888-AUTO-TOLL (888-288-6865) or by visiting www.ezpassnj.com.