Published: Aug 23, 2012 10:38 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The busy BeachLine Expressway toll plaza near Orlando International Airport is getting a $42 million makeover.
The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports the work could begin as early as October. It's the second project undertaken by the Orlando-Orange County Espressway Authority that will affect traffic around the airport. In May, the agency agreed to spend $70 million to improve the interchange with Boggy Creek Road and State Road 417 south of the airport.
The agency is spending $112 million on the north and south gateways into the airport. Orlando International handles 35 million passengers a year.
The BeachLine's airport plaza opened in 1983. The new plaza will feature an overhead gantry that lets motorists with transponders drive through without slowing down.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel,

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