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UPDATE: Toll collections to resume in Florida on Thursday following Hurricane Dorian

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 17:41:33-04

UPDATE:

The Florida Department of Transportation says toll collections will resume starting on Thursday after they were suspended due to Hurricane Dorian.

On Thursday, Sept. 5, tolls on the following roads will be reinstated:

- Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (SR 821)
- I-95 Express Lanes
- I-595 Express Lanes
- I-75 Express Lanes
- Alligator Alley

On Friday, Sept. 6, tolls on the following roads will be reinstated:

- The Turnpike Mainline (SR 91)
- Beachline Expressway (SR 528)
- Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869)
- SR 417
- SR 429

The Central Florida Expressway Authority also resume toll collection on Friday on the following roads:

- SR 408
- SR 414
- SR 451
- SR 453
- SR 538
- SR 551

On Saturday, Sept. 7, toll collection will resume on the following roads:

- First Coast Expressway (SR 23)
- I-295 Express Lanes

PREVIOUS STORY:

Tolls are suspended on highways across Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the suspensions during a press conference on Dorian preparations.

Tolls have been suspended on these highways:

  • Florida's Turnpike
  • Alligator Alley
  • Sawgrass Expressway
  • Beachline Expressway
  • East and West Beltway, 417 and 429

Watch the full news conference below:

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Hurricane Dorian is a dangerous Category 5 storm with 180 mph winds, moving west at 7 mph.

On this track, the core of Dorian should be near or over portions of the northwestern Bahamas Sunday, and move closer to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday.

Some fluctuations in intensity are likely, but Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.

According to the National Hurricane Center, life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds, and heavy rainfall are expected over the northwestern Bahamas.