UPDATE: (12/31/18 9:00 p.m.):
The West Virginia Parkways Authority has delayed the toll increase until January 15th, 2019.
They called for an emergency meeting today to discuss issues that could effect turnpike travelers.
Board members explained that since they began selling the E-ZPass plans, business has spiked.
14,000 orders have not been processed yet, and they believe this extended period will prevent various issues at the tolls.
ORIGINAL (12/31/18 2:50 p.m.)West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is requesting the West Virginia Parkways Authority delay the toll increase planned for January 1st, 2019.
Gov. Justice said in a statement, “I have expressed my deep concerns to the West Virginia Parkways Authority regarding potential traffic delays, backups, and safety on the Turnpike as a result of the planned toll increase on January 1, 2019, and the delay in delivering the transponders in a timely manner.”
Gov. Justice is urging the Parkways Authority to delay the toll increase until these issues are resolved.
“All West Virginians should take this opportunity to purchase an E-ZPass and take advantage of this incredible discount,” Gov. Justice added in his statement.
You can enroll online at www.wvturnpike.com or enroll by calling 1-800-206-6222.