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Gov. McDonnell Supports Tolls on I-95

June 29, 2010

The Virginia Department of Transportation has identified dozens of Interstate 95 improvements that would be funded with revenue from a proposed toll. Gov. Bob McDonnell asked federal highway officials in May to allow the state to establish tolls on I-95.

VDOT estimates the tolls could generate $30 million to $60 million annually, based on user fees of $1 to $2 an axle.

A preliminary list of projects released by VDOT this week includes upgrading guardrails and other safety features, installing new guardrails and median barriers, interchange modifications, paving, and bridge maintenance.

Virginia officials say significant stretches of I-95 are in need of improvements and have some of the state's highest accident rates.


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