Tolls will be back on Midbay Bridge starting Thursday

NICEVILLE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Florida Department of Transportation says it will start collecting tolls on state roadways and bridges again after more than a two-week suspension because of Hurricane Irma.

Tolls were suspended across Florida on September 5th to help with Irma evacuation and relief efforts.

In a news release, the agency said tolls will start to be collected again starting Thursday, September 21st at 12:01 a.m. on the Mid-Bay Bridge and Spence Parkway.

However, tolls will remain suspended on the Homestaead Extension of Florida's Turnpike south of the interchange with S.R. 874 (Mile Post 0-17) to assist Monroe County residents with recovery efforts.

Monroe County includes the Florida Keys, among the hardest-hit areas.