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Turnpike Drivers Given More Time to Enroll in E-Z Pass

West Virginia Turnpike

Drivers who frequently use the West Virginia Turnpike have a little extra time to enroll in the state’s E-Z Pass discount program.

Gov. Jim Justice says in a statement that the West Virginia Parkways Authority held an emergency meeting Friday and voted unanimously to extend the deadline to enroll to Jan. 11. Justice said the move came due to a high volume of enrollment as well as technical challenges. The extra time applies only to purchases of the E-Z Pass with early enrollment option.

Turnpike tolls are still set to double from $2 to $4 on Jan 1. The E-Z Pass program will cost $24 for unlimited use for three years. Those not already in the program would also pay a $13 one-time fee for a transponder.