Walmarts is closing at least 10 locations in Florida and New York after the company failed to meet conditions that would have resulted in a shutdown of the turnpikes, the company announced Monday.
The company said it has closed its stores in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Kissimmee, Tampa, Fort Myers and Orlando.
In addition to the closing of the Florida stores, Walmards has also closed its Orlando store.
It’s also closed a handful of stores in other states, including in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Florida and California.
“These closures are necessary to restore the integrity of our operations, and they are being done with the full cooperation of our partners,” the company said in a statement.
Walmart, based in Bentonville, Ark., said the closures are part of an ongoing program to maintain the integrity and security of the roads, bridges, tunnels and tunnels that link its stores with the turnmills.
The company, which has about 8,300 stores in the United States, has operated the Turnpile toll plaza in New York City for more than a decade, the Washington Post reported.
The move to close the toll plaza came after an audit released in June by the New York State Department of Transportation found that Walmars toll plaza, which is also the Turnbuckles toll plaza and the exit for the Long Island Expressway, has been plagued by safety problems.
The department found that drivers on the toll road have experienced injuries and illnesses when they use the turnbuckles interchange to cross the Hudson River, but that Wal-Mart’s toll plaza was not properly designed and staffed to prevent such accidents.