Motorists should design delays during Mackinac Bridge as trade increases

ST. IGNACE, MI – The Mackinac Bridge Authority is seeking motorists to be studious with delays approaching during a Mackinac Bridge.

Despite trade being down some-more than 62% in April, softened continue and loose stay-at-home orders in a Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan is approaching to lead to uptick in traffic.

Traffic increases were already occurring final weekend, that led to delays and some impatience from customers.

As on a standard weekend, northbound trade was quite complicated on Friday between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., along with complicated southbound trade Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., while a MBA’s proxy limitation on money transaction slowed fee payments, ensuing in some trade backups.

“To assistance delayed a widespread of COVID-19, we stopped holding money payments in mid-March. While credit cards take usually a few seconds longer to process, that check adds adult during trade peaks,” pronounced MBA Executive Secretary Kim Nowack. “This change helps keep business and a staff safe, and we ask that business be studious and kind to a employees who are only perplexing to do their jobs during this stressful time”

The MBA is enlivening motorists to cruise channel a overpass during other times to equivocate rise traffic, generally this weekend and on Memorial Day for southbound traffic.

Until serve notice, Mackinac Bridge business will need to compensate with a credit or withdraw card, or use a MacPass label or windshield sticker.

If drivers wish to compensate with credit or withdraw cards, a fee gourmet will reason a credit label device out to a motorist so they can insert their card. Drivers will not need to palm their cards to a fee collector. Other remuneration forms on phones, including Google Pay and Apple Pay, also are accepted.

Information on a new remuneration process is posted on a MBA website, www.MackinacBridge.org, and on a fee piazza marquee.

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