A $2 million project to convert the Card Sound Road toll booths in North Key Largo into an automated system could break ground Aug. 1.
The Monroe County Commission on Wednesday approved a $1.79 million construction contract, along with an $263,700 engineering contract.
County Engineer Judith Clarke said the time line calls for the existing toll booths to be demolished beginning Aug. 1, one day after the last day of work for booth staff with the Card Sound Toll Authority. No tolls will be collected during reconstruction, until the system becomes active Feb. 8, 2018, she said.
“It is a very aggressive time frame but we need to get it done,” Clarke said Tuesday.
As planned, the All Electronic Tolling system will collect tolls through the state’s Sunpass transponder system or in a toll-by-plate system.
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