Motorists using the Mid-Bay Bridge are temporarily prohibited from paying tolls with cash. Tolls will still be required, but they will be collected through an electronic process. The change took place starting at noon today. The invoice administrative fee ($2.50) will temporarily be waived.
NICEVILLE, FLA — Motorists using the Mid-Bay Bridge are temporarily prohibited from paying tolls with cash. Tolls will still be required, but they are being collected through an electronic process.
The invoice administrative fee ($2.50) will temporarily be waived.
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to help keep toll collectors safe, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) is temporarily prohibiting cash as a form of payment for tolls, including the Mid-Bay Bridge which connects Niceville and Destin.
As part of this initiative, customers should continue driving through the toll plaza and pay attention to overhead and portable signs. In addition, the following items will apply:
- SunPass and interoperable customers will continue to have tolls posted to their accounts;
- Vehicles without a SunPass will be billed for toll transactions at the posted cash toll rate and receive a Toll Enforcement Invoice in the mail;
- The invoice administrative fee ($2.50) will temporarily be waived;
- Drivers who elect to become a SunPass customer will receive several benefits
including a discount on tolls of nearly 25%. SunPass works on all Florida toll
roads and most bridges.
Customers will still be able to utilize the “Exact Coin Lanes” where there is no toll operator present to remit coin payment at those locations.
Additionally, customers who receive a Toll Enforcement Invoice and wish to open a SunPass account can go online at www.SunPass.com to pay the invoice, purchase a transponder, establish the account and receive the lower SunPass toll rate.
The cost of a mini transponder ($4.99) will be credited back to the account, effectively making the transponder free.
FDOT will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation and will update customers accordingly. To receive the most accurate information, please visit www.SunPass.com or follow us @FloridaTurnpike on Twitter.