For Immediate Release
May 29, 2013
E-ZPass Drivers Enjoy New Lower Standard Travel Fee
on South Norfolk Jordan Bridge
–“Dollar Off Days” Promotion Expires on June 16–
Chesapeake, VA –South Norfolk Jordan Bridge’s “Dollar Off Days” program originally was conceived to help introduce rerouted drivers to the new East-West travel route during the Gilmerton Bridge’s temporary closure at the first of this year. The promotion dropped travel fees to as low as $1 for E-ZPass customers using the Jordan Bridge and was extended through Spring as a courtesy to local drivers.
“We hope our drivers have enjoyed the Jordan Bridge’s reliable, congestion-free crossing during this special promotion period and will continue using it as a preferred travel route to save time and gas on future trips,” says General Manager Kevin Crum. “Our new standard travel fees continue to reward E-ZPass drivers with the greatest discount.”
New standard travel fees go into effect after midnight on Sunday, June 16, 2013. E-ZPass drivers still enjoy the lowest travel fee with a new, reduced rate of $1.50 each way; SNJB Pay by Plate customers are billed $3 per crossing; and Pay by Mail drivers receive an invoice for $4 per trip. To help drivers receive the lowest travel fees, Pay by Mail customers who enroll in E-ZPass can take advantage of a special, limited time offer that reduces their current charges to the lower E-ZPass driver rate. Details are available on their invoice.
The SNJB also recently unveiled a new Summer Sweepstakes and Commuter Club. Both new value-added programs begin June 1, 2013, rewarding E-ZPass drivers with opportunities to win weekly, monthly and annual prizes and also earn points for travel that can be redeemed for special offers at local businesses. Registration is free and available on www.SNJB.net.
E-ZPass is the electronic collection system that makes paying travel fees fast and easy by automatically deducting fees from a prepaid account. It is accepted on the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge and nine other toll roads and bridges in Virginia, plus an additional 14 participating E-ZPass states from North Carolina to Maine. The Jordan Bridge hosts E-ZPass On-the-Go enrollment events on weekdays from 3 – 6 pm at the corner of Victory Boulevard and Elm Avenue (just outside NNSY Gate 36) in Portsmouth. Check our website, www.SNJB.net, for a list of E-ZPass retailers and a current schedule of enrollment event dates and locations.
An E-ZPass Service Center is located inside the Chesapeake DMV at 813 Greenbrier Parkway across from Chesapeake City Park. E-ZPass also is available at Creekmore Hardware (1303 Bainbridge Blvd.) and Chesapeake Treasurer’s offices in City Hall, South Norfolk, Deep Creek and Western Branch. New accounts can be activated online at www.EZPassVA.com, or call 1-877-762-7824 to order an E-ZPass by mail.
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The new 5,375’ long South Norfolk Jordan Bridge is two-lane, fixed span, high-rise toll bridge over the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River. On the west side of the river, the bridge ties into existing Elm Avenue and Victory Boulevard. On the east side, it connects to Poindexter Street and provides seamless access to I-464. The new, privately-funded bridge features two 12’ wide traffic lanes, two 8’ wide shoulders and a pedestrian sidewalk separated from traffic by a concrete barrier. A fully-electronic video capture system uses E-Z Pass to maximize convenience for users, but is not required for travel.