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RoadSafe Traffic Systems Inc. is guiding motorists through the Massachusetts Turnpike’s transition from the Fast Lane electronic toll collection program to the more widely familiar E-ZPass system.
Under a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, RoadSafe crews have begun a toll plaza signing and striping job that involves replacing black-and-yellow Fast Lane signage with new purple-and-white E-ZPass signs.
RoadSafe will supply and install more than 350 signs on top of the plazas, ground-mounted signs on exit ramps, as well as warning and regulatory signs. The new signs will be in compliance with federal standards established in 2009.
Crews will also stripe purple thermoplastic lines onto toll plaza pavement. RoadSafe is working with one of its suppliers to dye the standard white thermoplastic material to the new purple E-ZPass color.
The project will move from west to east along the turnpike, which stretches 135 miles from the New York state line to Boston. Completion is scheduled for September 2012.