In August of 2022, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission made a significant announcement. Quoting OTIC Executive Director Ferzan Ahmed:
Many customers who travel the Ohio Turnpike will begin to see the implementation of the new electronic Toll Collection System (TCS), which is a way to allow for open road tolling. In short, vehicles will no longer need to come to a complete stop as they pass through the toll plaza, and the gates that would ordinarily stop traffic will soon be a thing of the past.
With no gates to stop traffic, Ohio Turnpike toll plazas will become far more fluid, faster-moving, and more fuel efficient with virtually no stop-and-go traffic or long waits in line. However, the slowdown and speedup of traffic also poses a risk for traffic accidents and harm to toll plaza employees, hence the importance of strictly obeying Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission speed limits of 10mph at all toll plazas.
The first toll plazas where drivers will notice changes are:
Open road tolling is the future of toll roads, and it’s a welcome development that will make toll plazas more efficient and faster. But the importance of toll plaza safety could not be more clear. Maintaining a low speed (no faster than 10mph) is the most important factor in ensuring safety for drivers, passengers, and toll plaza employees. Again quoting Mr. Ahmed:
Every Ohioan should do their best to navigate the changing toll plazas safely, but if you or someone you care about is injured in a toll plaza, seek medical attention immediately, then call NRS Injury Law at 855.977.6670.
 OTIC. "Modernization of the Ohio Turnpike Continues with Lane Conversions and Removal of Gates at Toll Plazas.” Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, 2022. ohioturnpike.org