UPDATE: Following an emergency meeting of the West Virginia Parkways Authority on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 the E-ZPass Single Fee Discount Program early enrollment deadline has been extended. According to a release from Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) the new deadline is now Jan. 11, 2019.
The vote to extend the deadline was unanimous. Ezpasswv.com has been down for maintenance since Thursday due to the high traffic of people accessing the site.
The Authority will discuss whether or not any further action is required at the regular board meeting on Jan. 10.
“My thanks go to the Parkways Authority for their swift action to resolve these issues,” said Gov. Justice. “They hat hte authority to take additional action at their next meeting if there remains a need. I will continue to monitor this situation closely.”
The grace period only applies to buying an E-ZPass with the early enrollment option. The Parkways Authority office in Charleston will be open on New Year’s Eve from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help people who want to enroll in person.
The increase on tolls will happen as scheduled on Jan. 1, 2019. For passenger cars, the new tolls will be $4.
ORIGINAL STORY: A little more than four days remain to sign up for three years of unlimited use of the West Virginia Turnpike. The Single Fee Discount Program early enrollment deal offered by the West Virginia Department of Transportation ends on Dec. 31, 2018.
The early enrollment plan is $24 per vehicle and $13 for each transponder and lasts until 2021. This is for regular passenger vehicles. Starting on Jan. 1, 2019 the same plan will cover one year of use rather than three.
New rates for all vehicles going through the toll booths go into effect on Jan. 1. That will be $4 for passenger vehicles paying cash or using a non WV E-ZPass. A complete list of all rates can be found at the West Virginia Parkways Authority website.
On Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 wvturnpike.com began having technical issues due to the large number of people accessing the site to sign up for E-ZPass in the final days before the new year.
The WV Turnpike Authority announced they are working to resolve issues with the website. In the meantime the Parkways Authority office at 3319 Piedmont Road in Charleston was remaining open until 5 p.m. on Thursday to process E-ZPAss signups. Questions can be directed to the toll free number at 1-800-206-6222,