Construction of RI toll gantries to begin

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says it plans to have the electronic tolls in place by the end of 2018. (WJAR)

Construction of the new truck toll gantries begins next week.

The first two will be built just north of exit 2 on Interstate 95 in the Hopkinton area and about 3 miles south of exit 5 near the Exeter-Richmond line.

There will be lane closures in those areas next week as the vertical supports for the gantries are installed.

The state Department of Transportation said about a month of testing will follow installation of the gantries.

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