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Drivers pay more than $5 million in West Virginia road tolls over Fourth of July holiday week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Turnpike Authority brought in an all-time record amount of toll booth revenue during the peak 11-day travel period surrounding the July 4th Holiday.

Toll revenue this year – from Thursday, June 27, 2019 through Sunday, July 7, 2019 – came in at more than $5.6 million.

That’s a nearly 77 percent increase from the same 11-day travel window last year, when toll revenues came in at about $3.2 million from Thursday, June 28, 2018 through Sunday, July 8, 2018.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation asks you to please use caution when driving in work zones — Just. Slow. Down. It’s everybody’s responsibility. Drivers should download the WV 511 app for regular traffic and road work updates or go to the website at www.WV511.org. For information about the project, visit Drive Forward WV or the WVDOT Facebook.

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