The Humber Bridge Board has announced an upgrade to the tolling system, which will see the end of the toll booths in a move to speed up crossings.
The project is in the early stages of development, but the first steps are underway with the Humber Bridge Board starting a procurement process for relevant consultants.
Councillor Sean Chaytor, who is chair of the Humber Bridge Board, said: “The new system will have a huge, positive impact on crossing times, and with a brand-new website dealing with payments, the whole experience of using the Humber Bridge will be significantly improved.”
Andrew Arundel, chief operating Ooficer of the Humber Bridge did stress the project would take time to come to fruition.
He said: “We’re aware that motorists might be concerned that work will get underway soon, causing further disruption shortly after vital maintenance work to replace bearings at the Barton end of the bridge was completed.
“This is not the case. The system is in the early design stage and work on the bridge itself is unlikely to start for some time. For the time being, disruption to motorists and other users will be kept to a minimum.”
The new system will be designed to make payment easier, offering a variety of ways to pay to ensure everyone is accommodated, including those people who prefer not to pay online.