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New And Improved Louisville-Southern Indiana Bridges Greet Spring Break Travelers
Updated March 10, 2017 6:59 AM
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(UNDATED) - Spring break travelers driving in or through Louisville and Southern Indiana should be prepared for some changes this year. Three Ohio River bridges offer new and improved travel options, with tolls in place on all three bridges.

All-electronic tolling on the Louisville - Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project started in late December.

Tolled bridges include the two I-65 bridges connecting Downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana, the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge. The new Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting the Gene Snyder Freeway in Prospect, Ky. with State Road 265 in Utica, Ind. is also tolled.

Open a RiverLink Account to Pay Lowest Tolls

RiverLink is the name of the new tolling system. There's no stopping, no slowing, no lines and no coin machines. Toll rates range from $2-$12, depending on the size of vehicle. Drivers with transponders pay the lowest toll rates. It costs $2 to cross a tolled bridge in a passenger vehicle with a prepaid account and transponder, and $4 to cross a tolled bridge without an account and transponder.

Drivers can open a personal account online at www.RiverLink.com or by phone at 855-RIV-LINK. A personal account can include up to four vehicles, with a minimum balance of $20 to open the account. RiverLink transponders are mailed, free of charge, to account holders. The account balance rolls over month to month.

All E-ZPass transponders, including the I-PASS from Illinois and the Indiana Toll Road E-ZPass, work with the RiverLink system. No further action is necessary.

Drivers Without Accounts Receive Invoices

Drivers without transponders will get bills in the mail, and pay higher toll rates. The first RiverLink invoice includes only tolls owed. Bills can be paid online, by mail, by phone or in person at a RiverLink customer service center.

Drivers who do not pay their tolls on time will be charged additional fees and may face restrictions on vehicle registration until tolls and penalties are paid.

RiverLink Transponders

A RiverLink local transponder is free, one per registered vehicle. The small sticker adheres to the inside of windshield, is non-transferable and will work only on tolled bridges between Louisville and Southern Indiana.

A RiverLink E-ZPass transponder is $15 per transponder. It's mounted on the inside of the windshield, is portable from vehicle to vehicle registered to a single account and works in all 16 E-ZPass states (https://e-zpassiag.com/about-e-zpass/where-can-i-use-it).

Find more information on RiverLink tolling, including answers to frequently-asked questions, at www.RiverLink.com.

Find more details on the Louisville - Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project at www.kyinbridges.com.



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