In early April, the Ferry Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation began installing new toll booths at three ferry terminals along the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. In preparation for new ferry tolls going into effect July 1st, the Ferry Division began installation on Monday along the Bayview-Aurora and Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferry routes. Steve Abbott, Communications Officer for the Ferry Division, says they lowered the cost of the installation by constructing the toll booths themselves.
“They’ve been pre-constructed by our ferry crew, our ferry shipyard workers. So they’re basically being trucked over to the sites and installed, almost like a prefabricated house.”
Hoping for cooperative weather, Abbott expects the installation to be completed at all three terminals by early next week. For Public Radio East, I’m Ford Parson.