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Va. Releases Top Projects Funded by Proposed Toll

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Virginia plans to use revenue from proposed tolls on Interstate 95 for repaving, bridge replacement and other improvements.

The projects are detailed in the state's application to the Federal Highway Administration. The agency must approve the proposed toll program.

The state released the application Monday.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says the I-95 corridor is aging and congested. The projects would improve travel times, safety and ride conditions.

But the toll plan has drawn opposition from 17 local governments, along with regional government and economic development bodies.

The plan calls for a toll facility to be built in Sussex County. The toll would be $4 for passenger vehicles and $12 for tractor-trailers.

 

Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

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