VDOT temporarily suspends cash exchange at Powhite Parkway Extension toll

Posted at 11:54 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 00:23:17-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- VDOT will temporarily suspend cash-exchange toll collection on the Powhite Parkway Extension, effective Wednesday, April 1.

Cash-exchange toll collection will also be suspended at the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge toll in Yorktown in response to COVID-19.

Exact change can still be dropped into the coin basket at the Powhite Parkway Extension.

“As of April 1, if you make an unpaid trip on a Virginia toll facility, you may be able to pay the toll through the ‘missed-a-toll’ process before receiving an invoice. Due to COVID-19, the standard administrative fee associated with ‘missed-a-toll’ has been suspended temporarily,” VDOT wrote on social media.

The "missed-a-toll" payment process must take place within six days of the unpaid toll trip. For more information, click here.

If you don’t already have an EZ-Pass, you can temporarily pay $20 to open a new E-ZPass Virginia account, reduced from $35.

VDOT says the price reduction is in an effort to make it easier to get a transponder and avoid hand-to-hand contact.

For more information on E-ZPass or to order a transponder, click here.