The upgrades required to produce Prince Edward Island’s new, more secure driver’s license and ID card are coming to the Access PEI locations in Alberton, Tignish, and Wellington this Friday.
As a result, anyone in western PEI needing a new or duplicate driver’s license or ID card on Friday must visit the O’Leary or Summerside Access PEI sites.
Transportation Minister Paula Biggar says as the province rolls out the new system, they are working to ensure minimal disruption to Islanders.
Upgrades to the remaining Access PEI locations in Summerside, Charlottetown, Montague and Souris will take place over the weekend and should not cause disruptions.
While Islanders will still visit an Access PEI location to purchase a driver license or identification card, the new cards will now be mailed directly to individuals within 14 days. Individuals will be given a receipt at the service counter that will serve as a temporary license good for 30 days and can use their existing card (if they have one) until the new card arrives.