Bridge decal

The Hatem Bridge stickers officially expired on September 30, now all transacations are through EZ-Pass. (Photo by Nicole Munchel | Record staff / October 3, 2012)

Sunday was the last day to use AVI decals for crossing the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge into Cecil County.

Drivers had two E-ZPass options – a transponder for the Hatem Bridge only or one that applies to all toll facilities.

The plans are $10 per year for unlimited trips — the same as purchasing an AVI decal. This price, however, will double to $20 beginning July 1, 2013.

The E-ZPass transponder will also be free until Jan. 31, 2013 for drivers opting for the Hatem Bridge only plan.

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Beginning Monday, the lane configuration at the Hatem Bridge toll plaza changed. When approaching the toll plaza, lanes one and two to the right accept cash, E-ZPass and tickets. Lanes three and four accept E-ZPass only. Lane five to the left is permanently closed.