Cash lanes of the SR 836 Dolphin Expressway toll plaza at NW 17th Avenue are closing. Starting July 21, 2013, some big changes are unfolding for those who are used to paying cash.
Tolls at the location will now be collected electronically by using a SunPass or Toll-by-Plate as drivers pass under tolling points. Cash won't be accepted.
The change is part of a construction project that is expected to improve lighting, pavement and striping. Construction at the toll plaza will continue through the summer of next year.
The Miami Dade Expressway Authority, or MDX, is recommending the SunPass as the most cost-effective option. Through the month of July, MDX is giving away a free SunPass Mini to new SunPass account holders. Details are at www.mdxway.com. The MDX office is at 3790 NW 21st Street in Miami.
The tolls will continue to be $1 for SunPass users and $2 for Toll-by-Plate drivers.
When a driver is billed through Toll-by-Plate, a photo of the license plate is taken and a bill is sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.