Florida highways will resume tolls this weekend after Hurricane Ian’s effects

Tolls are back – View of Florida highway — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Viktoriya A

Florida highway tolls were suspended on Sept. 26 ahead of Hurricane Ian’s impact on the state. Now, motorists on most Florida highways will again pay tolls.

Toll authorities, including the Florida Department of Transportation, put out a news release announcing that the tolls will resume Saturday, Oct. 15 beginning at 6 a.m.

The tolls were halted prior to Hurricane Ian arriving more than two weeks ago to give the state time to prepare for emergency response and evacuations.

According to WUSF News, highways across the greater Tampa Bay region include:

  • Suncoast Parkway
  • Veterans Expressway
  • Selmon Expressway
  • I-4 Connector
  • I-4 Express
  • Polk Parkway

According to the press release, the tolls will continue to be stopped on the following roadways in order to “give essential support and disaster recovery aid to the severely devastated region of Florida”:

  • Sunshine Skyway
  • Pinellas Bayway
  • Alligator Alley

Tolls will be also reinstated on these highways:

  • Beachline Expressway
  • Florida’s Turnpike Mainline, north of Milepost 249
  • Seminole Expressway
  • Southern Connector Extension
  • Wekiva Parkway
  • Western Beltway
  • Apopka Expressway
  • Central Florida Greeneway
  • Goldenrod Extension
  • Osceola Parkway
  • Poinciana Parkway
  • SR453
  • Western Beltway

Roads across Central and Southwest Florida–including DeSoto, Highlands, and Hardee counties–remain closed after being damaged during the devastating hurricane.

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