Massachusetts Turnpike

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in Lee this morning to break ground on a road construction project.

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Tuesday marked the first full day of the reinstatement of tolls on the westernmost section of the Mass Turnpike.

Drivers Again Paying Western Mass. Turnpike Tolls

Oct 15, 2013
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Drivers passing through the Massachusetts turnpike's first six interchanges are once again paying tolls.

The tolls for passenger car drivers resumed early this morning after having been eliminated in 1996 by former Gov. William Weld. They cover Interchange 1 connecting to West Stockbridge through Interchange 6 connecting to Springfield and Interstate 291.

The tolls are the same as they were in 1996. The cost for cars getting on at exit 6 and getting off at exit 1 is $1.75.

Western Mass. Turnpike Tolls Set To Be Restored

Oct 14, 2013
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Tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike's first six interchanges are set to return this week.

The tolls for passenger car drivers will resume Tuesday after having been eliminated in 1996 by former Gov. William Weld. They will cover Interchange 1 connecting to West Stockbridge through Interchange 6 connecting to Springfield and Interstate 291.

The tolls will be the same as in 1996. The cost for cars getting on at exit 6 and getting off at exit 1 would be $1.75.

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Western Massachusetts residents had a chance to weigh in on the proposed reinstatement of tolls on the westernmost portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Western Mass. Turnpike Tolls Set To Be Restored

Sep 10, 2013
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Tolls will soon return for motorists traveling on the western end of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

The first of two informational hearings is scheduled for tonight on implementation of tolls between Exit 1 in West Stockbridge and Exit 6, which leads to Interstate 291 and Springfield. The meeting will be held at Lee High School.

Mass. To Hold More Hearings On Electronic Tolls

Aug 19, 2013
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State transportation officials are holding two more public hearings on plans to switch to an all-electronic tolling system on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Drivers would no longer be able to stop at toll booths and pay cash, under the proposal.

Tolls instead would be collected electronically through a driver's E-ZPass or by a new system that records license plate numbers and sends a bill to vehicle owners.

Officials are planning a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Worcester City Hall, followed by another public meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at Springfield City Hall.