The delayed transition to E-Z Pass on Cape May's five Ocean Drive Bridges finally has a start date, or should we say five start dates.

The Cape May Bridge Commission has decided to stagger the E-Z Pass debut, one bridge at a time over the next two months.

The bridge commission first planned to install the E-Z Pass toll collection system on the Ocean Drive bridges in mid-summer last year. Simultaneously, the bridge commission planned a $1 seasonal toll increase. They later decided that would be too confusing mid-season and delayed the entire change-over until this spring.

The good news is the price will remain the same, if only for a short time. Presently drivers pay $1.50 one-way on the bridges.

The bridges in the Ocean Drive system run south from Ocean City to Grassy Sound near Wildwood, connecting Cape May County’s barrier islands.

According to reporting from The Press of Atlantic City, here is the schedule of when these five bridges will go live with E-Z Pass:

The Ocean City-Longport Bridge, Monday, April 30

The Middle Thorofare Bridge, Monday, May 7

Grassy Sound Bridge, Monday, May 14

Corsons Inlet Bridge, Monday, May 21

Townsends Inlet Bridge, Monday, June 25

Cash and bridge tickets will still be accepted when E-Z Pass goes live, according to the county.

 

SOURCES: Cape May County/The Press of Atlantic City

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