Commuters heading south on the Niagara Thruway into Grand Island enjoyed a first this morning: They didn't have to slow down for toll booths.
Phase two of construction to switch to cashless toll booths is underway, which means that half the old toll booths near the North Bridge have been removed and traffic is being routed through those lanes. In the meantime, the other toll booths will be torn down. Eventually, drivers will be able to drive straight through under cashless toll booths that don't required drivers to slow down.
The project at the two former toll booth sites on Grand Island and in the Town of Tonawanda is expected to be completed by the end of June.