The OPP confirmed Monday that the controversial Highway 11 toll booth has been removed.
Fort Frances detachment OPP officers had the Couchiching First Nation remove its toll booth, which was placed on the highway Friday, May 14 in protest, at 9 p.m. Monday.
People attending to the booth, which was located near Fort Frances, had been charging each passenger vehicle $1 to pass through. Commercial vehicles were charged $10. Monthly passes that would allow drivers total access for a set price were also being sold at this time.
Couchiching First Nations Chief Chuck McPherson said the community wanted compensation for land that was lost when the highway was built.
The chief added that he wanted the federal government to clean up soil that had been contaminated by former sawmills in the area.
Last week the chief said the booth would remain in place until the community received the compensation it is looking for.
Officials with the OPP say they will continue to monitor the area.