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Nice/Middleton Bridge All-Electronic (Cashless) Tolling

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) began all-electronic tolling (AET) construction work in Fall 2021 at the Nice/Middleton Bridge along southbound US Route 301. With AET cashless toll collection, there’s no slowing or stopping to pay tolls. Instead, motorists pay tolls at highway speed via E-ZPass, Pay-By-Plate or Video Tolling. Benefits of AET include increased safety, less engine idling and better fuel efficiency.

The Nice/Middleton Bridge Replacement project will convert the existing toll plaza area into highway-speed lanes by removing the toll islands, booths, and canopy. The project will be completed in stages.


Nice/Middleton Bridge US 301 All-Electronic (Cashless) Tolling – Construction

Phase 1

  • Right and left lane closures along southbound US 301
  • Construction of tolling gantry and ITS/electrical equipment installation
  • Installation and testing of tolling equipment

Phases 2-3

  • Activation of overhead tolling gantry and highway-speed AET cashless tolling
  • Tolls collected in the southbound direction only
  • Two-way traffic will operate on northbound US 301
  • Shoulders will be closed through the project work area
  • Removal of toll booths, islands and canopy

Approach roadway construction to the new Nice/Middleton Bridge will continue.

Recent Project Updates

Since March 2022, two-way traffic has operated on the northbound US 301 lanes so crews can remove the toll plaza, which is no longer in service. Access to the E-ZPass Maryland Customer Service Center will remain from Orland Park Road until the new bridge opens.

  • Southbound shoulders are closed through the project work area.
  • Stay alert, obey posted speeds and keep moving through the work area.
  • Traffic delays are possible throughout the work area.
  • Tolls are now collected via an overhead electronic toll gantry located prior to the old toll plaza structure for southbound traffic only.
  • Always property mount your E-ZPass transponder and keep your account up to date to receive the lowest roll rate.
  • All-electronic tolling is statewide.

Nice/Middleton Bridge AET Toll Plaza Demolition

Nice/Middleton Bridge AET Gantry Installation (Video)


Nice/Middleton Bridge AET Configuration at Former Toll Plaza Site

Before and after for Toll Plaza and Toll Gantry

Nice/Middleton Bridge AET Gantry Along US-301 Southbound*

*New overhead electronic toll gantry is located approximately 1,200 feet prior to the former toll plaza structure.


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