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Deadline for E-ZPass is Friday

January 10, 2019

CHARLESTON — More than 40,000 E-ZPass transponders have been mailed to West Virginians since Jan. 2, with two days remaining for residents to enroll in a special, unlimited-use option, West Virginia Parkways Authority officials say.

Motorists are reminded that the deadline to sign up for the E-ZPass early enrollment option, which costs $24, plus $13 for the transponder, for three years of unlimited use of the West Virginia Turnpike, is Friday, Jan. 11.

The deadline for the early enrollment option was extended late last month because of technical difficulties on the website and a line of more than 100 people at the agency’s office on Piedmont Road in Charleston.

Officials said in a news release that signing up online at www.wvturnpike.com is the easiest and quickest way to get orders processed.

Applications may also be submitted by mail, fax or in person at the Parkways Authority office. They are unable to accept applications over the phone, according to the release.

The Parkways Authority reported it has experienced extreme demand for the new discount plan that has created a delay in mailing the transponders to customers.

“Additional staff has been added, working day and night, to reduce the backlog of transponders to be mailed,” the release said.

As of noon Wednesday, 440 transponders were waiting to be assigned to an account and mailed.