Mass. Pike toll plaza demolition weeks ahead of schedule

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BOSTON – Demolition of toll plazas and reconstruction of some areas on the Mass. Turnpike is ahead of schedule – as much as two and a half weeks ahead, according to the MassDOT.

Highway workers have been knocking down the toll plazas and reconstructing the areas in 23 zones between Boston and the New York border. Eighty-one percent of the 155 toll plazas are gone, according to MassDOT in a press release on their website.

The first phase, which includes the demolition of the center area of the toll plazas like the metal canopies and toll booths, was set to be completed on Nov. 22. In Weston, for instance, that work is already done.

Here is everything you need to know about how the new electronic tolling system will work.